Okay, so this isn't actually a crafting post exactly... certainly not anything to do with scrapbooking or mini-albums. However, I thought I'd share this beautiful piece with you. My father-in-law gave this tablecloth to me before he passed away. It was embroidered by his mother, and I love it so much! The embroidery/cross-stitch isn't just in the centrepiece... it's also on every corner and with little embroidered flowers at the hem too.
But it has a few stains on it. Gravy and blackcurrant :( The blackcurrant is definitely the worst stain, and although it's faded and could be hidden underneath a centrepiece when the cloth is laid on a table, I so wish to shift it.
I've washed it - carefully! I really don't want to risk such a gorgeous piece on a hot wash - it's over 65 years old... and I've so far avoided biological detergents too. I would love to return this tablecloth to it's former glory - before it was marked by the hands of gorgeous grandchildren *lol*... any ideas anyone? How could I remove the stain without risking the cloth itself (it's cotton) or the embroidery? I have been told about white-vinegar and also bicarbonate of soda... and even told to mix the both of these together... but would any or some of these be too harsh?
Any advice or laundry tips and tricks would be so useful... even any old wives tales or grannies remedies you think might be helpful :)
Thanks in advance!