Last summer, Joe picked up a box of vintage lace at a garage sale for $5.
Most of the lace had been carefully wound around cardboard rolls with the ends stitched down.
I put the box away with the intention of cleaning it sometime during the winter. I knew it would be a big project.
My research led me to Orvis WA Paste for cleaning.
I happen to have a big tub of the stuff - this is what I use for washout after dyeing silk.
It is sold at farm supply stores because it is primarily used for washing animals - horses and such.