It is now out:
Handbook for Laundering Liturgical Linens.
This is a very useful booklet!
Anyone with a parish or chapel who would like to get people involved in the care of altar linens would be wise to purchase copies of this nicely printed pamphlet for distribution.
As I wrote in my preview: I am highly in favor of anything that will help other people learn how properly to iron purificators, corporals, amices… all that stuff.
That said, I was a little puzzled why on the cover of the pamphlet they seem to have chosen to place the corporal upside down on the altar beneath the chalice.
Here is shot that gives you a sense also of the paper used for the cover, which I think is the clay-treated paper often found in magazines. It picks up your finger prints, but.. so what.
Notice the way the corporal is laid out, with the folds up. The point of a corporal is, in part, to retain particles of the Host within it, when folded up like an envelop. So.. I would have put it the other way.
But this can be easily corrected in a future printing, I imagine.
Here is the page with the instructions for the corporal.
I see in the back, in a "Guidelines and Tips" section, they may have taken a tip from me both from the blog entry and a phone conversation. They included a line or two about priests first washing the linens and putting the water down the sacrarium before sending them off to be worked on. Also, they picked up on the washing bags for amices. There was some good discussing on laundering tips at that preview entry I posted.
Now if I could get someone to do the linens for the Sabine Farm!
So, the pamphlet is short, but packed: 12pp. Softcover, illustrated. $2.95