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Hill, Clare, fl. 1900 / Millinery: theoretical and practical
(1909)

Renovations,   pp. 96-97 PDF (424.2 KB)


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MILLINERY 
              RENOVATIONS 
   Requirements for Cleaning White Straw 
Hats 
               White soap, ΒΌ lb. 
               Salt of Sorrel, id. 
               Hot water, 
               'Nail brush. 
               Bowl. 
               Hot iron. 
               White cloth. 
               Ironing blanket. 
  A lather is first made of white soap sufficient 
to entirely cover the hat; this is put in a flat- 
bottomed utensil large enough to admit shape 
without curling up the brim. The hat is 
scrubbed the way of the straw until quite clean, 
then rinsed, first, in clean water in order to free 
it from the soap, and secondly, in a solution 
of salt of sorrel to bleach it. The hat is then 
put in the air (but not in the sun) to dry. 
Afterwards it is pressed into form by method 
adopted in straw-working. 
  A good Method for Java Hats.-Another 
method, especially good for Panama, Tuscan, 
and Java, as well as white straws, is to make 
a solution of ammonia at the rate of one and 
a half tablespoonfuls to two quarts of boiling 
water; dip hat into the solution, then sprinkle 
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