CATHOLIC CHAPEL VEILS / LACE HEAD COVERINGS / ROSA MYSTICA MANTILLA
Lace Chapel Veil Care: With a little care your mantilla can last a long time.
Lace usually gets better when it's aged a bit, because lace gets softer with washing and wear.
- Washing: veils can be hand washed in a sink in cool water. About a teaspoon full of mild liquid detergent is enough. Dilute the soap in the sink water rather than applying it directly onto the lace. Gently work the soapy water through the veil for about half a minute or so. Empty the sink and rinse in running water. Squeeze out the excess water.
- Drying: Lay the veil out on a towel and air dry flat. It will dry quickly.
- Ironing: Usually this is unnecessary, and it;s very easy to singe the veil, but if you do need to opt for ironing, be sure to put the iron on low. Place a very thin cotton towel or press cloth over the top of the veil and iron no more than a few seconds.
- Another way to remove wrinkles: Simply hang your veil in the bathroom and let the steam from the shower do the work for you.
- Maintenance: Keep your chapel veils in a pouch, preferably one without a zipper as the lace can sometimes get caught between the zippers teeth, causing snags.
It's nice to keep the veils next to some sachets in the dresser drawer so they'll pick up a little of the scent. It's also a good idea to keep a pouched veil in your purse and maybe in the glove compartment of your car in you're like me and sometimes forget a veil when switching purses.
A complementary veil pouch for your mantilla is your gift with purchase at Rosa Mystica.