I washed lace last night. For this delicate task, I use Eucalon, which is mild and does a nice job of removing dirt and grime with a soak of an hour or two. A second hour long soak with some Clorox 2 removed a few stains that the Eucalon didn't. After a good rinsing and gentle squeeze to remove the excess water, I ironed them while still damp and hung them on hangers to dry.
Now they are all clean and ready to use on various projects! Some of the lace appears to have been tea dyed at some point. There are a few that once adorned pillowcases and still have a bit of fabric sewn along the edges. Another piece, appears to have been trimmed from a petticoat hem! I'm saving it to trim a new petticoat! How sweet it will look to have a bit of lovely handmade lace peeking from under my skirt hems!