When I think of the word “heirloom”, I immediately think of something old that’s been in a family for a long time. In fact, when I searched for the definition of heirloom, here’s what I found: a valuable object that has belonged to a family for several generations. But it took me a number of times trying several different combinations of words to find that definition of heirloom. That’s because heirloom is also a type of sewing that uses fine fabrics and delicate sewing techniques like lace insertion, tucks, and embroidery. These terms were once used to refer to French hand sewing; howe
The term vintage can apply to clothing made in a previous era, but the industry standard states that items made between 20 and 100 years ago are considered vintage. Because styles seem to come and go, it can be difficult to determine whether a garment is actually vintage; however, things like metal zippers, side-snap closures, saw-toothed edges, pinked seams, and union labels printed in blue can indicate if a garment was manufactured before the mid 1960’s.
This year has been exceptional, and I don’t mean in a good way. COVID-19, political discourse, and economical challenges have all wrecked havoc on many of our lives. So, what does all this have to do with clean sheets? While clean sheets can’t solve all of life’s problems, they can keep you healthy and improve your quality of sleep.
Side Effects of Not Washing Your Sheets Weekly
When I was a little girl, I had a Christmas dress that had black velvet at the top and red, black, and white plaid at the bottom, so whenever I think of velvet, I immediately think of Christmas. Even though my velvet Christmas dress was from many years ago, that dress seems to never go out of style – especially for young girls. And now that it’s January, it’s likely that that very dress your daughter wore or that lovely velvet dress you wore is sitting at the bottom of the laundry basket. That’s the last place it should be.
Velvet is Considered a Royal Fabric
Sometimes you shop for need, and sometimes you shop for want. And when you find a new outfit that really speaks to you, it can be hard to wait for it to be washed or dry cleaned before you wear it for the first time. But you should. Read on to learn why.
Next to the food, a beautiful table scape is what everyone thinks about when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner. The last thing you want to do is have Shores provide expert care for your fine table linens only to take them home, stick them in a drawer, and find them in disarray the following year. You already know that Shores carefully inspects all linens, treats each stain by hand, applies the latest cleaning techniques, irons each piece with the greatest of c
Before I started working for a dry cleaner, I was pretty naïve about how to care for clothes. Shortly after I graduated from college, I dropped off my first dry cleaning order and the customer service representative asked me if my order was all dry cleaning or did I have laundered items as well. “Ummm, I don’t know,” I said, feeling a bit embarrassed. Just imagine how confused I’d been if professional wet cleaning was an option back then.
It is common to have different bedding for different seasons, and the last thing you want to do is take your summer comforter off your bed, fold it up, place it in a plastic bag, and throw it in the attic. All your out-of-season bedding should be cleaned properly before storing it away for the season.
Caring for Sheets and Blankets
Color loss, discrepancy, or change on a garment is a common problem. If that garment is taken to a professional for care, customers automatically assume it’s something their dry cleaner has done incorrectly. But, what about color loss that occurs when caring for a garment at home? Or, what about color loss on an isolated area? The truth is that color loss can be attributed to all kinds of factors including the products we use to simply exposure to the environment.
Common Causes for Faded Clothing and How to Prevent Them