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Thread: Get the yellow out

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    I have bought some older hand embroidered pillowcases. Some have the age yellow like from body oils I suppose. How do I safely get the yellow out without ruining the embroidery work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I have bought some older hand embroidered pillowcases. Some have the age yellow like from body oils I suppose. How do I safely get the yellow out without ruining the embroidery work?
    Oxyclean works for me. I did an old quilt my DDIL inherited from her GM, with hand embroidery on it. It came out beautifully, even took some stains out, just use a gentle cycle.

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    I have never been able to get it out. I am interested in what others have to say.

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    Soak in all fabric bleach (non-chlorine) - for 2 to 3 days.

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    Non chlorine bleach will not eat the fabric like the bleach will?

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    YEP.... I use only POWDERED oxyclean.. the spray stuff doesn't works as well to me... and I let it soak minium of over night..... if not several days

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    There is also a product I order off Ebay called
    Linen Wash..a fine specialty cleanser.
    Has worked really well.

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    Oxyclean works for me too.

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    Ok I will give Oxyclean a try on one of the less important ones first. Thanks.

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    I would use RetroClean: http://www.retroclean.com

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