How to- wrinkled, gathered lace

qmarkerOctober 19, 2012

Hi, I could use some advice before I ruin my craft project. I ordered yards of gathered lace edged in tiny pearls at the bottom to hot glue to mini flower pots as a dress. It arrived so wrinkled the glued on 'dress' would like like it was slept in.

I don't know what would be the best way to attempt to get the wrinkles out or at least lessened. It is similar to a sheer curtain and the pearl edging I'm sure would melt with heat. It is four yards long so hanging it would not be simple. It is only 2 1/2 inches wide so a cool iron or heated dryer is out too. On the other hand, I could measure & cut the individual pieces I will need first.

Anyone have a suggestion, I sure would appreciate it.

Thanks, Donna

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Donna, I think I would dampen it with a spray bottle, a little at a time, and smooth it with your hands. It will take a while to do, and you might want to do it in increments, letting it dry in between pieces. Can you lay sections on a wire rack and weight each section while it dries, if you have room?


    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 3:45PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

You could try to wet it and lay flat to dry. Or you could try steaming it, like they do with blouses and such in stores if you have a steamer....don't touch the iron to it, but let the steam do the work.

Was there any fibre content or washing instructions with the lace? That may help.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2012 at 8:26AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

I've never tried them, but Downy and a few others make a spray wrinkle releaser where you spray and then smooth with your hands.....

    Bookmark   October 26, 2012 at 8:28AM
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Could you put the lace in slightly warm water that had a drop of Downy in it, then take out and put on a towel lying
flat , then dry it with a hair blow dryer?

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 10:43PM
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