Tulle is a fabric netting made from fine, light-weight weaves of nylon, rayon, cotton or silk. Its versatile uses include wedding veils and trains, decorations, crafts and hair accessories, such bows and ribbons. Tulle is delicate; proper handling and care will prolong its life.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Wash basin
- Mild detergent or soap
- Laundry pins
- Cotton cloth
- Gift tissue paper
Hand wash tulle. Fill a clean basin or bathroom sink with cold water.
Add mild liquid detergent or soap. Gentle detergents made for baby clothes are ideal.
Remove any sharp jewellery from your hands to prevent snagging. Soak the tulle and rub your palm gently over stubborn dirt. Avoid brushing, scrubbing or using your nails to prevent ripping the tulle.
Rinse gently by dipping and soaking in clean water. Repeat several times, refilling with clean water until the water turns clear. Don't wring the tulle; shake gently to remove excess water.
Hang tulle to drip dry. Use plastic laundry pins free of sharp edges. Place a clean, white, soft cotton fabric between the pin and the tulle to prevent the pins from leaving marks. Use a hanger if the tulle is on clothing.
Iron heavily wrinkled tulle. Set the iron to low. Place a cotton cloth on top of the tulle to protect it. For minor wrinkles, spritz water and fluff the tulle with your hands.
Fold tulle lightly; flattening tulle will crease it.
Store tulle in a box or wrap it in a piece of tissue paper. Do not put anything heavy on top of the tulle. Avoid mixing with other materials, especially ones that have sharp parts, such as sequins. Store the tulle away from direct sunlight and humid conditions. Choose a ventilated room; attics, basements and garages are susceptible to mildew and insects.
Tips and warnings
- Do not use machine dryers. Extreme heat can make the tulle brittle. Use an electric fan or a hairdryer set to low if you are in a hurry.
- Do not use bleach.
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