Post # 1
Hello hive! My fiancé’s grandmother has a beautiful Belgian lace veil from her wedding (his mom also wore this veil for his parents wedding so there is lots of sentiment besides the beauty in the veil) and has offered the veil to me…which I would love…but it isn’t white anymore! His aunt had the veil tea-dyed for her wedding to an off-white back in the early 90s. Does anyone know if it is possible for the veil to be white again? Thanks!
Post # 3
The best I can think of is to try to clean it with oxy clean, but I can’t imagine it would get to pure white again. Good luck!
Post # 4
Try rubbing a small area with white vinegar. If that doesn’t work you can try soaking it overnight in a dish soap solution of 1 tsp of dishsoap (colorless) in a cup of water. Then launder it as usual. If that doesn’t work try OxyClean.
Or take it into a professional cleaner and have them take a look at it. NEVER use bleach though (I’ve learned that the hard way).
Post # 5
You can probably get it whiter, although getting it pure white is probably not possible. My mom successfully restored several antique doll clothes using a method recommended to her by an antique dealer. Mix up some warm water and a heaping scoop of enzyme laundry detergent (check the box to make sure it says it contains enzymes) and some oxy-clean in a plastic bucket. Soak the veil overnight, stirring every few hours to make sure it is completely immersed. The next day, rinse very well in warm water and lay flat to dry.
Post # 6
Thanks for all the advice everyone! I will have to try these out!