Re: Pearls and dry cleaning
- --- In Authentic_SCA@y..., Gwendoline Rosamond <dameg@a...> wrote:
> <snip> However, as far as cleaning goes - you shouldn'tcorrect
> need to clean the entire outer garment if you are wearing the
> layers, except for spot cleaning.Well, that's good to know, anyway. I think I'm going to do one or
both of them with a train, like a proper court gown (my test piece is
a round gown, however. So I'm guessing I will have to clean at least
the bottom of the skirt fairly regularly. I guess I could gently hand
wash just the base, though.
> If you really have to clean your garment, I would suggest removingyou think
> all the pearls first. You might want to attach them to guards if
> you are going to have to do that.Now I was considering that - what do people use to hold the strips of
fabric taut? I have an embroidery hoop, but thought this would leave
too big a gap where the fabrics held taught, unless you fill those
bits in with pearls at the end. Any tips or tricks?