Placemats are perfect for everyday dining. These lovely Irish linen placemats in navy are handmade here in Ireland and embroidered with the image of the Galway Hooker Sails in ivory or white threads.
Material: 100% Irish linen
Size: approx 30cm x 46cm / 12" x 18"
Colour: Indigo with white motif - Galway hooker
Care of linen:
Contrary to what people think, Linen is not difficult to care for!
Linen may be washed in a washing machine having first been treated for any stains.
The more Linen is washed the softer and more beautiful it becomes.
Coloured Linens should be washed at 40 degreesC or less or on a cool wash.
It is almost impossible to get a colourfast red linen so always wash our red linen at 30 degrees C or on a cool wash.
Always wash red or dark colours seperately as they may run.
For dark/red linen with light coloured embroidery we recommend dry clean only.
Some Linens may shrink in total between 2 and 7% after the first few washes or not at all! Because of this we have made our product slightly bigger than stated . Shrinkage in all Linen fabric is normal.
Use a good commercial stain remover to remove stains. Do not use bleach! Avoid detergents which contain Optical Brightening Agents or O.B.A.s , as they may damage your fabric and alter the colour. Bleach and Optical Brightening Agents are particularly damaging to Natural Unbleached Linens. Some of our Linen is unbleached.
In an ideal world as soon as a stain occurs on your Linen, you should soak it in warm water and a good detergent (without O.B.A.s) . Well I did say Ideal World so, do soak it as soon as possible.
Wash coloured fabrics seperately at first as they may run. Its always better to be safe!
You will find great O.B.A. free detergent in your local Health Store.
I do not recommend tumble drying for linen.
Ironing Linen while still slightly damp or cupboard dry is a lot easier than when it is too dry. Of course the steam Iron is a great help!!
Use a little linen water, lavender or violet, spraying on while ironing to give your linen a lovely fragrance.
Starch may also be used.
For Embroidery iron on the wrong side, or place a light piece of material over the embroidered area as the iron may snag it otherwise.
We will always strive to get your little piece of Ireland to you as soon as possible & in perfect order!
Irish Crafts will usually endeavour to dispatch goods within 1 working day of your order, we generally dispatch same working day where possible. If for some reason there is any delay to this we will contact you with updates & options.
If you need an item in a hurry please contact us for express courier rates before placing your order.
Delivery & Collection Services:
If living nearby you can opt to 'click & collect' picking up your order at our Doolin store. Eircode: V95 W9N2, Current Opening Hours are found here.
If your cart consists of small/light items suitable to be sent by envelope, for example, greeting cards, you may be offered an alternative 'Envelope Service' this is a standard post service, delivering in 1-2 days for up to 250gm and is provided by An Post.
Covid-19 Shipping Impact:
Spring 2022 has brought along a welcome recovery from Covid restrictions, however, there are global imbalances as to the pace of recovery and it will remain a changing landscape for some time yet. While we are continuing to fulfil online orders we advise you to expect delays and irregularities as to when & how shipments may be delivered at this time.
Customs & Duties outside the EU*:
If you reside outside the European Union (EU VAT Area) local taxes/duties are not included in your order total & are not the responsibility of the Irish Crafts.
The delivery agent may charge the recipient local duties, taxes and processing fees, should any apply, at the time of delivery. As we have no control over such taxes or charges, they are not calculated in your online total. You should contact your local customs office for more information.
*Brexit: Note from January 1st 2021 The UK is now considered to be outside the EU VAT area, with the exception of Northern Ireland.
Ukraine & Russia
Following growing unrest in the regions, from February 24th 2022, we will cease all deliveries to Ukraine & Russia until further notice.