Please use the extensive sitemap which lists everything. January 10, at AM. Remove buttons or parts with rhinestones — the rhinestones can be ruined in water. Changeables or multi-color twills are very difficult. If a garment was originally hand sewn, you really must hand sew any repairs.
Having moved into the world of vintage clothing you'll need to decide on a policy for laundering. This may well depend on whether you specialise in white goods and old lace or decorative items. Whatever your final selections you need to be aware of some pitfalls to cleaning old textiles. Unless stored correctly few textiles survive beyond years due to disintegration. If you have a great piece you feel is old, you will be torn about cleaning it. The rule is think first, don't rush headlong into action.
I usually use woolwash for my vintage stuff thinking it might be more delicate than any other regular detergent. What do you think? Post a Comment. Hand Wash Delicate Vintage Clothing. But I'm constantly surprised or perhaps that should be horrified by the amount of people who don't know how to do this. I won't go into care of specific fabrics today, I'm starting with basic instructions.
Not by a long shot. What I know about the area of textiles comes from reading, talking to people who know more than I do and study with that unforgiving teacher — Trial and Error. I did study costume history for several years a part of an MFA degree in Costume Design and Construction and I started collecting in oh, , and have been selling since So where to start? Most of us are dealers with stock inventory.