We have had a few questions about machine embroidery and appliqué onto napkins. Machine embroidery is fine as long as the napkin remains soft and tactile. It’s best not to appliqué as the napkins will be washed at high temperatures and tumble dried. We want to keep things simple for the staff in the laundry at Saffron gardens. Hand stitch is probably best all round. If you have already started your applique do not worry, one or two will not hurt.