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foggy



Joined: 21 Feb 2012
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Location: Devon
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 13 7:05 pm    Post subject: Question for fabric restoration Reply with quote
    

I've found an old - approx 30yrs - bag in a shed, it's in fairly good condition if a bit dry & stiff. It has metal rings & a buckle, so I can't shove it in the washer.

Any tips for restoring it to its former glory?

~foggy

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Posts: 8875
Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 13 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

any ideas what sort of fabric it is?

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 13 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

got a picture? Depending what its made of you may be able to get it in the bath for a scrub, and hany it out to dry, but I'd want to check what its made from first- some bags of that date have cardboard in the linings and obviously that wouldnt hold up well to immersion.

foggy



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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 13 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Cotton.

I'll try & take a picture later!

Sherbs



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Location: Swansea
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 13 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I would undo the stitching holding the buckle and rings and take them out, then put it in the machine, you could clean up the metalwork separately then put it back together again.

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