Q. What makes Grehom table linen special?
A.Every napkin, placemat and table runner has been printed by hand by skilled craftsmen using wooden blocks on 100% cotton fabric. All the designs are exclusive to Grehom, so you won’t find the same thing on the high street. Click here to see our full range of table linen.
Q. What types of table linen does Grehom sell?
A.Our hand printed table linen includes cloth napkins, cloth cocktail napkins, table runners and cloth placemats.Our napkins come in two different sizes and styles, large, heavyweight, dinner napkins perfect for use with one of our napkin rings and smaller, soft-feel cotton cocktail napkins, perfect for lunches and afternoon tea.Our exclusive designs include floral, bamboo, and paisley prints in different styles and colour combinations, which will adorn any dining table adding interest and colour to plain tablecloths.We also sell a range of napkin rings in porcelain and brass finished with leather.
Q. How are the designs printed on Grehom table linen?
A.Our table linen is printed using wooden blocks. Skilled craftsmen carve motifs from patterns we have designed on wooden blocks in mirror-image. The wooden block is then dipped in coloured dye before being ‘stamped’ onto the paper. This process is repeated on a securely fastened length of fabric until the pattern is complete. If the pattern contains several colours this process is repeated for every colour.Block printing by hand is a slow process capable of yielding highly artistic results clearly visible on each item. Though a great degree of precision is followed while printing with blocks, some irregularities in the colour or design are inevitable and are a proof of authentic handwork.
Q. Is Grehom table linen easy to maintain?
A.Yes, our cotton napkins, place mats and table runners have been put through a tough washing cycle before being sold, thus removing possibility of shrinkage or colour loss. We do recommend use of cool water cycle and washing them with like colours. All table linens should be ironed on the reverse side, using cotton settings. Starch can be used whilst ironing for a crisp feel.