I have a white crocheted mantel scarf (doily) which has been discolored by building a fire in the fireplace. How do I get the stain out of the scarf? Half of it is white and half of it is yellow.
Here is some info for cleaning of soot/fire/smoke damaged items:
Shake off excess soot (if any) outdoors.
Launder in washing machine using a heavy-duty phosphate-based detergent or heavy-duty liquid as recommended by manufacturer, one cup of water conditioner, and 1/2 cup of all-fabric bleach. Use water setting appropriate for the fabric. Air dry.
Inspect for smoke odor. Repeat as necessary. Three or four washes may be needed for cottons and cotton blends.