A little patina adds a certain something for fans of vintage, but not I think for this particular item, in fact its state makes it a bit horrific. I have just put it in to soak (one part bleach to 10 parts water), will take a photo in an hour and post here - I should add that I have a more or less knackered paintbrush I am using to encourage the dirt to leave. This is quite a nice color, I will not be overdyeing it.
Yup. If I had only been cleaning the plastic, I would have made a first attempt with white vinegar, But the crochet has lightened up quite a bit. I'm going to try leaving a little sink product with bleach on the little discolored areas which are left to see if that takes care of the remaining problem areas.
My name is Susan Sanford. I pursue the arts in Northern California -Welcome to my free-associative visual journey . I don't do memes or accept awards or ads, but I frequently link to other bloggers if I see something delightful. All photographs and artwork here were made by me unless otherwise noted- please respect my copyright (this includes posting any images on facebook- my understanding is that they claim ownership of photos posted there).