Here is what you need to know: you can wash your Linengarb in the washer, on COLD on a GENTLE or DELICATE cycle! Hey, we play! Mr. Linengarb fights in heavy SCA combat, and everything we own comes home from an event smelling like a campfire. Our linengarb clothing has to survive the owners!
While the first cold wash will help remove any extra dye, the linen is colorfast. Got a special tunic with embroidery? Though we recommend hand washing, you can turn it inside out and gently wash it on the DELICATE cycle. The embroidery will not bleed or run on the linen. It is almost like magic!
And Drying? Linen hates high heat, so nuking your garb with a hot dryer is a bad idea. However, while most folks prefer to hang their linen to dry, you actually CAN place our garb in the dryer on "Air Fluff" or "Low" for a bit to knock off some of the stiffness and make it soft. The French seams are strong, and help your Linen garb to last.
Linen is a wonderful textile. It just gets softer with age and wears so very well. A bit of care with these simple instructions will help to keep your garb in great shape!