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shit oh shit = why SHOULDNT i wash a linen viscose mix jacket

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brendaAndEddie Thu 18-Jun-09 17:56:54

as i haev just done thinking i had doen before and its NO WASH

poo flaps

mrsmaidamess Thu 18-Jun-09 17:57:37

if its delicates prog you should be ok.

OR claim on your insurance.

brendaAndEddie Thu 18-Jun-09 17:58:10

oh its not worth the xs... it was a gentle spin
is on line atm

POO heads

catinthehat2 Thu 18-Jun-09 17:59:14

probably come out a bit crumply, but it will "ride up with wear" as they used to say in Are You Being Served.

mrsmaidamess Thu 18-Jun-09 17:59:34

was joking about insurance

ThePhantomPlopper Thu 18-Jun-09 18:04:02

It will probably be fine, just a bit crumpled like catinthehat said.

brendaAndEddie Thu 18-Jun-09 18:06:32

oh youa re reassuring

am worried abotu lining

brendaAndEddie Thu 18-Jun-09 18:21:12

have just looked and tried on ( damp) no
is buggered
Lining hanging down

catinthehat2 Thu 18-Jun-09 18:28:08


Do Not Give Up.

It will change a lot when it is bone dry. the lining and the outer will dry differently.

Use the dampness to push it back into shape.

Linings can be given a couple of staystitches to put back in position.

brendaAndEddie Thu 18-Jun-09 18:29:18


catinthehat2 Thu 18-Jun-09 18:32:57

Only despair if any facing (you know the bit that gently stiffens the front)goes bubbly.
I would throw the towel in at that point.

Linen viscose is a bit crumpulent anyway.

Give it till tomorrow.

brendaAndEddie Thu 18-Jun-09 18:34:01

<plans trip to Zara>

catinthehat2 Thu 18-Jun-09 18:41:03


brendaAndEddie Thu 18-Jun-09 18:42:13

oh i am unduly hacked off

mrsmaidamess Thu 18-Jun-09 18:51:12

I bought a (poss replacement) cracking boyfriend linen mix blazer, grey with a shocking pink lining for £17.50 in matalan. I shit you not.

MrsSeanBean Thu 18-Jun-09 18:51:30

I shouldn't worry, I wash almost everything, dry clean label or not. 30 degrees cycle doesn't do much harm. I figure if it can get wet in the rain it can take it.

catinthehat2 Thu 18-Jun-09 18:53:37

Yes , that's my rationale as well.

brendaAndEddie Fri 19-Jun-09 15:06:09



heavenstobetsy Fri 19-Jun-09 15:10:35

It's the viscose - you can get away with washing most things but viscose simply can't cope with it I'm afraid

Countingthegreyhairs Fri 19-Jun-09 15:28:18

Are you sure Heavens to Betsy?? (genuine question - not being narky - honest)

I'm really interested in this thread because I am contemplating washing a pair of Nicole Farhi linen trews which have a viscose and elastane lining and a "dry clean only" label.

In my Good Housekeeping handbook (yes I am a laundry nerd) it says;

"Viscose (also called Rayon)

Fibre made from the pulp of eucalptus and spruce wood used on its own or in blends. Wash with care at low temperatures. To discourage creasing, use a short spin when washing and do not wring. Iron while damp on steam setting."

Elastane you can machine-wash on delicates at low temps.

I know for a fact that linen is at its strongest when wet.

Should I not do it then? Would machine washing them on delicate totally ruin them?

My reasoning is that the trousers are a bit on the big side and I want them to shrink slightly.

brendaAndEddie Fri 19-Jun-09 15:45:56

oh tis all shit looking.

SpawnChorus Fri 19-Jun-09 15:49:16

Is it worth taking it to a dry cleaners to get it professionally ironed/pressed? Does it look like the lining can be ironed back into shape iykwim?

SpawnChorus Fri 19-Jun-09 15:50:39

I wash everything except DH's suits. It's survival of the fittest innit? I now have a highly evolved wardrobe.

brendaAndEddie Fri 19-Jun-09 15:52:35

the whole thing is shrunk
went to zara this am and got another but this years cut and colour is not as nice

SpawnChorus Fri 19-Jun-09 15:53:51

Och. That's a shame.

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