In the midst of writing this post last night, I ran downstairs to see how the veil was looking under Mom’s ministrations.  When we found it the day before, she said she’d see what she could do for it.  Later that evening, I saw it soaking in a bucket with some Oxy cleaner in it.

Well, the oxy stuff didn’t do a thing.  Mom’s next thought was, “Well, it’s ruined anyway, and it’s cotton and nylon*…”


Yep, she soaked it in water with TWO CUPS of bleach.**  Two words: Go, Mom!


It’s perfect.  Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!!

*I asked her how the hell she knew it was cotton and nylon.  Answer: Mom was a home economist and worked in a fine fabric store for years.  The woman knows her fabrics.  I tend to forget just how well she knows them

**Disclaimer: I’m not going to advise you on whether or not bleach is safe for any of your fine fabrics; it’s most definitely not my area of expertise.  Please don’t put bleach or any other cleaner on a beloved veil or fabric item of your own without researching the fabric and potential consequences.