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Tea Cozy Care

Expensive Decorator prints and tapestries are usually intended to be dry cleaned. The following instructions are for mostly cotton or cotton-blend fabrics.

Note: washing any tea cozy with detergents in a washing machine will quickly cause most of them to shrink, lose their "hand" or crisp appearance and vibrant colors. The twisting action also makes it hard to recover the cozy's original shape and insulating ability of the inside layers.

Tea stains can be removed by soaking the tea cozy overnight in a solution of Oxy-Clean™ and cold water as follows:

1. Find a small clean dishpan that allows the cozy to lay flat. Add a small amount of hot water to the bottom of the pan. Dissolve 2 scoops of Oxy-Clean in the water and stir well so there are no clumps of granules. Fill the tub close to full with cooler water so the final water temperature is luke-warm.

2. Turn the cozy inside-out and submerge it. You will need to weigh the cozy down as it tends to float! Use a plate with rocks on top or a second same-size tub also filled with water. Check and turn the cozy at least once a few hours later.

3. Wait at least 4 hours Check to make sure the stains are gone. If not, a new warm solution might be needed. Once they are gone, rinse several times in room temp water. Gently squeeze out the excess water, then press the cozy flat between bath towels to remove as much water as you can. Reshape and open the tea cozy, and stand it up on a towel to dry or lay flat on towels for a while until it can be stood up without sagging.

4. Shape the cozy with your hands, pushing the liner up into all the seams. A shoe horn works well to shape the curves. You can press the cozy with a press cloth directly on top, and with an iron set for wool. Do not press hard, but lightly, pushing down from the seams toward the bottom (with the loop closest to you.)

The Tea Quilt lining is pretreated with a fabric protector to help repel stains. You may also treat the cover with a fabric protector if you desire.