Being such a lovely day, I thought I would tackle the small bedroom curtains and nets. Whilst they were in the wash, DB gave the whole window and surround a good wash.
Once the lace was nice and clean it went up straight from the machine as the sun was streaming in the window. That way, it dries in situ and doesn't need ironing.
The curtains are 'cheap' blackout ones with a funny rubberised backing to them. Although they said dry clean only, most of our curtains which have the same instructions, are washed gently in the machine. They come out fine.
Not these. Went to get these out and they were stuck together in lumps where some of the backing had either melted or reacted with the washing liquid. Into the bin they went:(
New curtains needed. Its a good job it has a smallish window!