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Laundry : the home comforts book of caring for clothes and linens

Author: Cheryl Mendelson
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains how to care for a wide range of items from bedding and hand-washables to baby clothes and vintage linens, sharing advice on such topics as removing stains, ironing, and storing.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl Mendelson
ISBN: 9780743271455 0743271459 9780743271462 0743271467
OCLC Number: 61179652
Description: xvi, 400 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one. About laundering. Gathering, storing, and sorting laundry --
Carefully disregarding care labels --
Glossary of care label terms and symbols --
Washers, dryers, and other laundry room equipment --
Laundering --
Glossary of laundry products and additives --
Drying the laundry --
Ironing --
Folding clothes and linens --
How to launder tricky items --
Common laundry mishaps and problems --
Sanitizing the laundry --
Removing stains from fabrics --
Guide to stain removal from clothes, linens, and other household fabrics --
Science for the laundry --
Part two. Living with cloth. Fabrics that work --
Aprons, dish towels, and rags --
Beds and bedding --
Textile furnishings : carpets, rugs, and upholstery --
Glossary of rugs and carpets --
Guide to carpet and upholstery stain removal --
Sewing --
Closets for clothes and linens --
Part three. About cloth. The fabric of your home --
Glossary of fabric terms --
Transformations --
The natural fibers --
The man-made fibers and blends.
Responsibility: Cheryl Mendelson ; illustrated by Harry Bates.
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Explains how to care for a wide range of items from bedding and hand-washables to baby clothes and vintage linens, sharing advice on such topics as removing stains, ironing, and storing.

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