About this project
Even if you think nothing of a red wine spill on a pale shirt, the thought of cleaning suede can be a bit daunting.
I have found a very good method for reviving suede, especially when it has been squashed down and gone a bit flat or shiny through wear:
Mary's Household Tips and Tricks by Mary Berry
Published by Penguin
Easy to use, practical and beautifully illustrated, Mary's Household Tips & Tricks covers everything from Mary's golden rules for baking to her favourite flowers for each season, from how to polish silver to whether tea should be poured before or after the milk.'This book is a collection of skills I've learnt for running a home. Gleaned from years of practical experience, along with all the hints that friends and family have imparted to me, I hope it will be a helping hand.' - Mary BerryInside you'll find tips on how to: Order your freezer - Store and organize your food - Create cleaning products from store cupboard items - Make a bed in no time - Banish moths from your home for good - Remove stains from every kind of fabric - Bring greenery into your home even if you have no garden - Create beautiful flower arrangements - Set a formal dining table - Be a fantastic host at dinner parties - Make thoughtful homemade and edible gifts - Prepare your home for Christmas - Write thank you letters.Easy to use, practical and beautifully illustrated, Mary's Household Tips & Tricks covers everything from Mary's golden rules for baking to her favourite flowers for each season, from how to polish silver to whether tea should be poured before or after the milk.With secrets for accomplishing the most challenging home-keeping tasks with ease, Mary's wonderfully simple book will help turn any house into a home.Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd ISBN: 9780718185442© 2018 Mary Berry / Penguin · Reproduced with permission.
You Will Need
Half fill a kettle and put it on to boil (on the hob, if you have a suitable kettle).
When the steam starts coming out
of the spout, hold up the suede, so that the steam is directed on to the marked area – be careful when doing this, as
it is very easy to burn yourself on the steam, as I have discovered . . . (if you do catch your hand, stick it in a bowl of cold water immediately, and keep it there as long as you can – see page 57).
Repeat until you have steamed all the affected areas, and they look darker.
Use a towel or piece of kitchen paper to blot the excess moisture.
Brush immediately with a suede brush; like magic, the pile will be brought up.