How one removes grease or oil spots from white cloth

Take starch which has been boiled with flour and soak the cloth therein for a night where the grease or oil spots have set in the cloth. Then wash it in clear running water and hang it up in a place where the sun shines. However, if you wash cloth of costly colors, then you must hang it so that the sun shines a bit but not too hot, so that the color won't fade, as the hot sun soon damages costly colors.

Citation Type  Cleaning Recipe
Citation Year 1532