Topics: Cording, Care

Q.
I have inherited a bag of leather, suede and rattail cording. It is crumpled and knotted. I have had them hanging up for 3 weeks and they are still wrinkled. How can I straighten them out without changing their color?
- Pepper
A.
To straighten cord, tie something small, yet heavy enough to pull the cord straight, to each end of the material. Drape the cord over a rung of a laundry rack covered with an old towel so that the weights hold the cord in place. Mist very lightly with water and let hang until the cords straighten and dry. If the cords' color bleeds slightly, the towel will protect your laundry rack.

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