Vård av textil (Textad på svenska och engelska. With English subtitles)

Vård av textil (Textad på svenska och engelska. With English subtitles)


I thought I would tell you about the linen’s way. My name is Louise Nordin and I am the Royal linen keeper. I supervise the work here where we take care of the linen. The linen comes from the dinner table here to “fatburen”
and then we begin to sort them. “Stains” and “no stains”, because the ones with stains will get extra love. We place them on a special destaining table. Stains are removed with bile soap. For trickier stains we use chlorine
mixed with water to make it more gentle. We wash them in laundry bags so that the edges aren’t damaged. I fill up the washer and we wash in 60 degrees celsius in soap. The Union linen is from 1891. It is the finest linen
we have and it is very delicate. We get into the ironing room. Here we will fold them. When we have folded them, I take a linen cloth and place the napkins on and pull down. Firmly by carefully. Then I roll pretty hard. When I have done that I place the roll in the cold mangle. Then I let it go through about five times. I remove them to even them out, so they’re even and nice,
without any wrinkles. Then the procedure is repeated. We cold mangle to preserve the linen as long as possible. It is more gentle than hot mangle. “Then I have use a spatula here and pull out”. Then they will be flattened. Then I put four of them in the cold mangle, on the stone bottom with a linen cloth on top as protection for the log. I pick them up and then they get to rest during the night and dry. The next morning i gather them
and place them in the cold room. There they will lay and dry
and find their place. When they have been there for about a month,
we put them in the closet for the next dinner.

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