After so very long I finally finished
It had over 20 places to repair. Age, too much starch, iron too hot, sun exposure, and rust stains contributed to the fragility of the piece. (there are many places that show bleach corrosion) The rust stains will have to remain if the family desires to preserve the integrity of the piece. It will be up to them.
It is such a nice depiction of a griffin. The great-aunt who made it at the turn of the prior century [1899-1900] must have had her reasons for choosing a griffin for a wedding present. Back in those days, all that mythology was rampant in the realm.
So much for historical textiles.
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This is my brand new scrubby! In all its synthetic, but perhaps biodegradable, glory.
My other scrubbies--made of the same material--have all but disappeared with use.
In His hands, ^__^ "The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether." Psa 19:9