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The Art of Laundry Work Practically Demonstrated for Use in Homes and Schools.

House & home


by
Florence B Jack

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 132 pages

File size: 2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

The Art Of Laundry Work Practically Demonstrated’ covers every conceivable element of the laundering process: washing, wringing, mangling, “blueing”, ironing, starching, folding, and the methods of cleaning every type of garment from a boy’s sailor suit to muslin chemise and toilet covers… The author on ironing: “When ironing lift the iron as little as possible, and do not thump it down. Ironing should not be a noisy proceeding. Iron quietly, and at the same time press well… Handle the things so as not to crush the parts that have been ironed. There is quite an art in the way clothes are lifted and moved about.” Laundering a gentleman’s silk tie: “If these have a lining in them, take a needle and thread and tack right down the centre to prevent the lining curling up inside, then wash then in the same way as other silks. Before ironing them, stretch well until the lining lies straight inside, then gently draw out the tacking thread. Ironing over the thread would leave marks on the silk”

The Art Of Laundry Work Practically Demonstrated’ covers every conceivable element of the laundering process: washing, wringing, mangling, “blueing”, ironing, starching, folding, and the methods of cleaning every type of garment from a boy’s sailor suit to muslin chemise and toilet covers… The author on ironing: “When ironing lift the iron as little as possible, and do not thump it down. Ironing should not be a noisy proceeding. Iron quietly, and at the same timeā€¦ (more)

The Art Of Laundry Work Practically Demonstrated’ covers every conceivable element of the laundering process: washing, wringing, mangling, “blueing”, ironing, starching, folding, and the methods of cleaning every type of garment from a boy’s sailor suit to muslin chemise and toilet covers… The author on ironing: “When ironing lift the iron as little as possible, and do not thump it down. Ironing should not be a noisy proceeding. Iron quietly, and at the same time press well… Handle the things so as not to crush the parts that have been ironed. There is quite an art in the way clothes are lifted and moved about.” Laundering a gentleman’s silk tie: “If these have a lining in them, take a needle and thread and tack right down the centre to prevent the lining curling up inside, then wash then in the same way as other silks. Before ironing them, stretch well until the lining lies straight inside, then gently draw out the tacking thread. Ironing over the thread would leave marks on the silk”

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