Posted by Shannon from ca128.ips.PaulBunyan.net on August 27, 1998 at 03:31:49:
In Reply to: Petersham from Delaney PLEASE READ! posted by Greg on August 26, 1998 at 20:01:38:
: For anyone that ordered the petersham ribbon from Catherine Delaney in London, be careful as some of the ribbon dye may bleed! I did some experimenting on the ribbon last week (I've had it for a while now but haven't put it on either of my hats). I put it in cold tap water to see if I could soften it up and the dye bled. Thank god I hadn't put it on one of my hats! The quality of the weave of this ribbon is still top notch, so if you bought some, don't worry-once you rinse the rest of the dye out of it, it is useable as is or you can try a more colorfast permanent dye. This is also not to discourage anyone from ordering her ribbon. I am curious about why it bled-especially in cold water! I've sent it to a hatter here in the states to "experiement" more fully with some colorfast dyes.
In case you did not know this I will enlighten you. Herbert Johnson
Hatters is putting the original Petersham ribbon on thier hats again.
And as for those that ordered a hat before the original ribbon was placed
all you must do to attain it is send your hat back to them and they will place
the correct ribbon on it at no cost. You should write a letter explaining
why you are returning directed to the attention of Mr. Richard Swales.
P.S. so there is no need to order one from someone else why not have the original?
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