We love old useful things and share great useful things. We only offer vintage in great condition and occasionally list something less than perfect because it's unique or should be a little shabby. We collect and hand dye vintage cotton trim and lace in herb dye baths and are often asked how we do it... you can read a little about that after the Care of Vintage Linens.
And our blog: www.cotterjames.blogspot.com has some useful info too.
CARE OF VINTAGE LINENS
Good quality linens should never be ironed wet or starched. If stored for a long period of time, the starch will attract moisture and invite insects, especially silverfish. Ironing sharp creases will break fibers and over time, dry rot will affect the fabric. Soaking good linen in brighteners like Oxy and bleach will soften fibers and…
- Joined January 27, 2008
- Boston, MA, United States