I hope you love your embroidered pieces! Now that you have them in hand, let me give you some tips to keep them looking beautiful!  MACHINE WASHING: Machine wash on delicate cycle in COLD water. Use mild detergents. Do NOT use bleach. Do NOT wring out or embroidered items - this can damage them.  DRYING: Avoid using heat when drying. For gentlest, best care, I recommend AIR DRYING. If you do decide to use a dryer, always use the LOWEST heat setting possible.   IRONING: If you are using an iron, always iron on the back side of the embroidery. Place another piece fabric (like a towel) between embroidery and iron. Steam Irons are NOT recommended for embroidered areas.