How to sponge woolen clothes.

Take a quart of faire water, and let it be heat luke warme on the fire, then take a quantitie of walkers clay and all to crush it therein, then let it stand until it be clere, then poure that water into another potte, and set it on the fire againe, till it begin to seeth: then take of Venice sope, or other good sope, and put thereof into the sayd water, in stirring it well all about, then take it of the fire and all hote, sponge or occupie therewith at your pleasure, in making it alwayes warme, euer when yee will occupie thereof.

Citation Type  Cleaning Recipe
Citation Year 1602