Note: While seine twine is not sticky, it is infused with pine tar, which wears off little by little. Over time, the piece becomes “weathered”, turning a sliver tone, with the intricacies of the knots becoming more pronounced. This natural process is part of the uniqueness of seine twine marlinspike work, resulting in an authentic piece of maritime art. Avoid applying buttons to white garments, as the result will be a darkening of the fabric around the button. Buttons are washing machine and dryer safe providing the temperature is kept low.