I need some advice on washing buttons. A family friend brought me a bag full of buttons – everything from buttons from discarded cloths to buttons from her mother and grandmother’s stashes. I am so thankful for her generosity, and have already used a few of them in the mixed media piece here.
However, having been stored for ages, the buttons needed a little cleaning up so I put them in lukewarm water with a little dish soap added. After a day or so of soaking, I rinsed them and spread them out on a towel to dry. It did help a lot, but they would benefit for another round of cleaning.
I have thought about putting some of them in a laundry mesh bag and wash them on a wool program in my machine. Any advice? What would you do?