I was recently gifted this beautiful vintage tablecloth.
My Mum’s neighbour, Linda gave it to me. Linda’s Grandfather learnt to make lace while he was in a sanatorium with tuberculosis.
Linda believes that it is at least 70 years old.
Now this is where I get to the bit about needing help.
Sometime before Linda inherited the tablecloth it got stained. The neighbourhood brains trust decided it was an insect stain. They were unable to remove it.
I got out my copy of the Queen of Clean book and used her recommended method for stain removal for linen, to no avail. By the way, this book is brilliant, especially if Green Cleaning is important to you. Obviously, any suggestions have to be gentle, the lace will not survive any scrubbing.I can’t use the tablecloth the way it is. If I can’t get the stain out I will end up dyeing it and I really would rather not. So please offer any and all suggestions. The neighbourhood would be most grateful.