Friday, February 11, 2011

The american vintage quilt...Pre washed and quite gross

this is pretty much the whole piece, very grubby indeed

the top left are the feedsack materials, and you can see where I removed the quilting threads

a more detailed look at this purdy piece of material

ewww, .....but it cleaned up really well.
Amazing what a gentle soak in Nappysan, and a bit of Sard wonder soap can a bit of good old fashioned sunshine. I'm sure if there are any restoration experts out there they may raise their collective eyebrow at that one. But, as I see it, this cloth has managed to exist quite nicely for...mmm about 80 years. And I intend to turn it into something that will maybe give it another 5 or 10 years life, I think it will be ok.

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