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Saturday, November 17th, 2007
5:26 pm
help with removing black marks from pale leather...?
...I have a pale blue Dior leather wallet which picks up black marks that look like scuffmarks that shoes make on floors...I find that using an old white eraser (the old-fashioned kind in a pencil shape, made only of eraser and wood and brush on the end)helps somewhat, but I fear that it will remove the substance (calfskin, I believe)...the lady at the Louis Vuitton counter in Macy's said they only use 'very mild soap and water' on that sort of thing, and had no better suggestions. Do *you* have better suggestions. please? These marks seem to appear in the course of contact with a pocketbook or in a pocket, and even simply when the black fabric and leather on the wallet itself comes in contact with the pale leather on the wallet itself, as in the edging of the coin purse meeting the body of the wallet...thanks in advance for ideas!

EDIT: Louis Vuitton actually says at its site NOT to ever use soap or solvents:


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Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
7:02 pm
Sunday, November 4th, 2007
1:31 pm
copies of original clothing patterns from the first half of the 1900s...
...plus they have extended the range of sizes available, so that they fit modern sizes more easily...they look lovely!


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Thursday, November 1st, 2007
6:16 pm
Taking Care of Embroidered Goods, Linens, and Whatnot
Taking Care of Embroidered Goods, Linens, and Whatnot


Unfinished embroidery projects, embroidered household linens, little embroidered keepsakes, or even just plain fabric you plan to use for your needlework - all these items require, believe it or not, special care, especially in storing them. So I wanted to share a couple tips with you that I've learned either through experience or through that Fountain of All Useful Knowledge & Wisdom - my Mom.Read more...Collapse )

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Monday, October 29th, 2007
4:15 pm
leather deterioration and care...
...I am very interested to see that he mentions neetsfoot oil and tallow as culprits...hmmm...

Care of Fine Leather


Fine leather deserves good care. The appropriate treatment of a leather item depends upon its condition, or the degree of deterioration when treatment is started.

Leather deteriorates largely by four means: Read more...Collapse )

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4:10 pm
from A. Anachini of Florence, Italy...
...makers of fine children's clothing, come the following tips for care of cottons, wools, etc.:



*Cotton can be easily laundered. It can withstand high temperatures (boiling water does not hurt the fiber).

*Any good detergent can be used to wash cotton.

*Chlorine bleach can be used safely on cotton whites. Use color safe bleach on dyed cottons.

*Since cotton fibers are fairly inelastic cotton fabrics may wrinkle easily. However, we use the best cotton fabrics, treated with a wrinkle resistant finish to create a more resilient fabric/garment.
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3:44 pm
I am delighted to see members signing up so soon...
...even before we made the community look nice or have any content! Please feel free to share your best tips or references, whether quotes from Jeeves or Bunter et al., or advice from any source...we'll do our best to root around and find genuinely helpful ideas and insights as well...welcome!

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