A Guide to Laundry-Work; A Manual for Home and School

A Guide to Laundry-Work; A Manual for Home and School

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...a clean whisk. They should then be laid in soft, even folds and put away, preferably without pressing. Woolen Hosiery. This should be washed the same as woolen underwear, but if colored should be washed separately, and if necessary one of the reagents for restoring color (see page 61) may be tried--though the same substances do not always similarly affect wool and cotton. Wring, hang, etc., as directed on pages 23 and 33. Pull into shape when nearly dry, iron on the wrong side, and pull the foot smoothly into the leg as far as the heel, ready to draw on, or turn right side out and fold flat as shown in Fig. 13a. Shawls. Wash same as underwear. Stretch into shape while drying, or dry in a curtain stretcher, or baste or pin to a sheet and peg this taut by loops to the drying green. Knitted shawls should not be ironed, finely woven shawls may be ironed as directed for fine flannels or laid between the folds of a sheet and passed through the mangle. Cashmere, Black. Wash same as flannel, using ammonia in a slightly extra amount. Rinse in well-blued water, free from soap. Iron while damp and on the wrong side. Cashmere, White. Wash same as flannel, but make the soap solution of Castile soap, substitute borax for ammonia, omit the trace of soap from the rinsing water, and use a very little bluing. White cashmere is difficult to iron. If dry it cannot be smoothed perfectly, if damp it may become shrunk and discolored by a hot iron, and it will crinkle if the iron is cool. It is best to lay the goods right side down on the ironing table, cover with a damp cloth, and iron over this with a moderately warm iron, pressing down heavily. Serge, Blue or Black. Wash in cold water prepared as for flannels. Rinse in slightly warm water, free from soap, but with a...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236577396
  • 9781236577399