I inherited a massive crocheted bedspread from my late aunt. It seems to be
a very heavy cotton yarn and the pattern is just exquisite. I have no idea
how long it took my aunt to do it, but it must have been months. The big
problem is, it has yellowed quite badly (it is at least 30 years
old...possibly as much as 40). It is a (mostly) cream color, which I
believed was the original color (not white). Is there any hope for this
thing? I have tried using that OxyClean stuff, which brightened it a little
(sort of evened out some of the worst of the yellow) but there are still
many dingy patches. Has anyone used that Rit stuff for whitening? At this
point, I'm ready to soak it in a bleach solution, but I am afraid of
damaging the yarn (though it appears to be lead-lined as it weighs a ton).
Any thoughts are welcome. Thanks!
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