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#1 of 3 Old 06-13-2008, 10:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have natural colored 100% linen fabric that I would like to be white. Does anyone know how I can safely bleach it without damaging the fibers? (I am making a baby sling, so I don't want to compromise the sturdiness of the fabric)

Any help would be appreciated! I have been searching high and Low on the internet and cannot find anything specific on it.
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#2 of 3 Old 06-13-2008, 10:55 PM
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Bleaching will by definition weaken, though not necessarily damage, the fibers. The most effective bleach (and most toxic) would be Clorox bleach. B/c it's for a sling, the linen probably shouldn't be Clorox bleached.
Another option is lemon rinse and then setting it in the sun.
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If it were me, I wouldn't think of bleaching linen. I think that natural coloration is yummy. Plus a white sling is bound to get stained. But that's just me.
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