I have a vintage silk blouse I need to mount and display in a frame. Does anyone have any background info on what decisions to make:
-wash/don’t wash (will gently hand washing do more damage?)
-repair/ don’t repair/ repair minimally
-how to mount and display.
The blouse is the wedding blouse from my 86-yr-old aunt’s mother. It will get handed down to her hiers, so the effort and expense budgets are pretty robust. I’m a fairly skilled seamstress (about 40 years experience) and have made 5-6 wedding dresses, so I think I’m up to the task. $50/yard lace didn’t stop me in my tracks, but this blouse has. Help!