The Stealing of a Shirt

Assumptions One of my biggest pet peeves in the hobby is the ideas we have about stealing things. I often hear people stating that someone in the time period is likely to be stealing items. “Where are their clothes from?” “Oh they stole it.” With the myriad of options, why would the most likely option […]

Getting Stains Out of Linen

My goal is to regularly update this page with processes that were used to clean linen in the 18th century. To Make Linen That is Turned Yellow Very White To make Linen that is turned yellow very white. Heat Milk over the Fire, and add to a Gallon a Pound of Cake Soap scraped in, […]

Stain Removal in Wool

Stain removal in wools of the 18th century from EWHOH. To Take Spots Out of Woolen Cloth Take some of the best fullers earth that can be got; then lay it before the fire till it is quite hard, and beat it in a morter till it is as fine as powder, then mix it […]