"I may be a bit of a germaphobe, but having vintage fabric around that's not been washed -- is well, icky! And to think of all those dust mites LOL . I collect, and sell, antique and vintage lace, and thank goodness I have a strong…"
"Thanks so much for all the wonderful advice! You two have been so helpful, it is appreciated. One of the stained fabrics seems to be a rayon blend and the stain is large so I'll try washing it and see how it turns out,…"
"I agree. Some fabrics should not be washed. However if I come across a wool or other delicate fabric with stains or smell, I don't buy it. I'll likely have too much into it after I have it professionally cleaned to make a…"
"I think it also depends on what type of fabric it is
I also sell lot of vintage material.. Chintz. should not be washed as it will take the sheen off of it.. I learned this the hard way and ended up with a bold of stinky yet adorable pink rose…"
"I sell lots of vintage fabric. I generally do not wash it unless is smells like smoke or is heavily stained. Do keep in mind that your buyer wants a piece of fabric that can be used immediately in their project. If you…"
Hi everyone!I am wondering what is the best way to sell vintage fabric, should you wash it or leave that to the person purchasing it? I have a few pieces that have some sort of liquid "stain" that would come out with a wash but I'm not sure if that would turn off fabric collectors.Thanks for any advice or opinions.TonyaSee More
"These are typically known as "hollywood" type dolls. Dolls similar to these were made by many companies so they are difficult to pin down unless marked or tagged. Some were sold unclothed so that they could be dressed at home."
I have loved antiques and vintage items since I was a little girl! I love thinking of the history, what they may have been through and what they have seen. They are treasures of human history that gives a glimpse to the time and place they came from.
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It's nice to have you as a friend! I'm trying to think of what I want to ramble about in a discussion I want to post in the Jewelry group, and maybe post a blog. Wish me luck! LOL
Take care, Diane :O)