- posted 13 years ago
I need some help. I have a counted cross stitch picture that is on white
cloth and it was never framed but was mounted on a sticky mat. It is very
dirty from just laying around. I know I need to pull it gentle off the
sticky mat. The is a lot of reds and blacks in the picture. How should I go
about cleaning the cloth. It is mostly set in dirt on the edges. I was going
to try washing it in room temperature water with Woolite or Ivory Soap. Do
you thing the thread will bleed? Do any of you have suggestions on how to
clean it and keep the stitching from bleeding? I really need help here. This
is the first piece I ever made and I am handicapped now and can know longer
hand sew anything. I learned after this piece and had all my work framed
properly. I took ribbons on the rest of my works. I just never cared for the
first one I made and now I would like to fix it.
Thanks for any help.
She in PA