Re: 1869's marbling description
- ... and everyone who detests ironing as much as yours truly is invited to compare ironing
with a bulky steam iron to ironing with a nice light-weight normal iron when sprinkled
clothes have been sitting in a damp package for an hour or so... better antique and
comfortable than modern and uncomfortable... and even better: skip ironing and make
some more sheets instead..
--- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, irisnevins <irisnevins@c...> wrote:
> This dates us, eh?LOL!
> Iris Nevins
> Message text written by INTERNET:Marbling@yahoogroups.com
> You can still buy those sprinkle ends for pop bottles from Regal. Actually
> all that was in the bottle was water used to dampen the clothes before
> ironiong before the days of steam irons. Putting them in a plastic bag
> after sprinkling them with water merely allowed the water to spread around
> a bit before ironing.My Grandmother used this system even after the steam
> iron came on the scene. Sometimes she would simply dip her hand in a bowl
> of water and flick it over the clothes as she put them in the plastic bag.