logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
ninahaska, ovinovin7, amrapaligolf, Nancy Smith, Ballrealty
56553 Registered Users
Forum Stats
56553 Members
417 Forums
111404 Topics
785827 Posts

Max Online: 537 @ 07/02/12 11:21 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Beetlemess 284
Nancy Roussy 167
loongdragon 159
Rosie 66 143
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 139
James Andrew 99
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 97
Lestie4containergardens 58
Allyson - USACook/HomeCook 54
Mona - Astronomy 48
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#451574 - 09/11/08 01:40 PM Washing Antique Linens?
Helen Doll Making Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Parakeet

Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 971
Loc: Missouri, USA
Years ago I saw a "recipe" for washing antique linens. I think it included either Dove dish liquid or Ivory Liquid for dishes, and one other ingredient. Does anyone know what the ingredients are?
_________________________
Helen, Doll Making Editor
Doll Making Website
Make Clothes for 18 Inch Dolls Ebook

Top

Add Washing Antique Linens? to Twitter Add Washing Antique Linens? to Facebook Add Washing Antique Linens? to MySpace Add Washing Antique Linens? to Del.icio.us Digg Washing Antique Linens? Add Washing Antique Linens? to Yahoo My Web Add Washing Antique Linens? to Google Bookmarks Add Washing Antique Linens? to Stumbleupon Add Washing Antique Linens? to Reddit
#457688 - 10/08/08 03:07 AM Re: Washing Antique Linens? [Re: Helen Doll Making Editor]
HeatherCleaningEditor Offline
Jellyfish

Registered: 08/08/08
Posts: 170
It's Dove dishwashing soap (liquid) and powdered Clorox 2. It's 1 part Dove, 1 part Clorox 2 and 1 part warm water (not hot). It can take 1-3 weeks to remove the stain in this liquid and you need to watch the water level (due to evaporation).

This is a variation on a non-antique linen recipe that is a god-send. That one is 1 c. powdered Cascade dishwashing detergent, 1 c. powdered Clorox 2 and 5 gallons (or a slop sink full) of your tap's hottest water--soaking the clothing overnight and then laundering them in the washer. But this one is too harsh for the antiques.
_________________________
Heather DeGeorge

Top

Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Twitter Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Facebook Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to MySpace Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Washing Antique Linens? Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Stumbleupon Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Reddit
#457918 - 10/09/08 01:51 AM Re: Washing Antique Linens? [Re: HeatherCleaningEditor]
Helen Doll Making Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Parakeet

Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 971
Loc: Missouri, USA
Thank-you so much, Heather. I have several antique doilies, dresser scarves, etc., that were my Mother's and they are so precious to me that I didn't want to take a chance washing them in anything too harsh. At the same time, I really want to get the old spots and yellowing out if I can.
_________________________
Helen, Doll Making Editor
Doll Making Website
Make Clothes for 18 Inch Dolls Ebook

Top

Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Twitter Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Facebook Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to MySpace Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Washing Antique Linens? Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Stumbleupon Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Reddit
#458115 - 10/09/08 07:43 PM Re: Washing Antique Linens? [Re: Helen Doll Making Editor]
HeatherCleaningEditor Offline
Jellyfish

Registered: 08/08/08
Posts: 170
If you're going for white vs. ivory, you could also wet them and let them sit in the sun... for days to weeks. It will "sun bleach" them--but they will be white, not ivory, when finished.

Some lemon juice adds to the whitening process, but will also break down the fibers--so it's a good addition for newer fabrics, but not antique ones.
_________________________
Heather DeGeorge

Top

Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Twitter Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Facebook Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to MySpace Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Washing Antique Linens? Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Stumbleupon Add Re: Washing Antique Linens? to Reddit


Moderator:  Tammy - Cleaning Editor 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
How to Thread a Sewing Machine
by John Alexander
Sewing
23 minutes 11 seconds ago
Leather Sewing Tips
by John Alexander
Sewing
26 minutes 38 seconds ago
How to Sew a Zipper on Clothing
by John Alexander
Sewing
34 minutes 36 seconds ago
How to Sew a Shirred Skirt
by John Alexander
Sewing
38 minutes 50 seconds ago
Daily World Peace Group Meditation
by Susan - Meditation Editor
Meditation
Today at 12:58 PM
Easter Week Meditation
by Susan - Meditation Editor
Meditation
Today at 12:54 PM
Soothe Yourself
by Dr J Webb - Mental Health
Mental Health
Today at 12:41 PM
Get Rid of Body Fat With Garcinia Cambogia?
by BB -Body Care
Body Care
Today at 12:37 PM
i have no idea what to wear? Please help ?
by Jai Young
Women's Fashion
Today at 12:11 PM
Soup du jour
by Susan - Meditation Editor
Sandwiches
Today at 10:51 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered (Izeigo), 124 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.