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Bigbird  (Level: 248.9 - Posts: 3337)
Sun, 1st Apr '07 2:43 PM


Sorry if this seems like a strange topic, but it does say "discuss anything"!

Anyway - there must be some cross stitchers out there - careful as I am, my last project, a baby name hanging, has a fairly ugly grimy ring mark from the hoop. I am afraid to try various spot removers, etc, for fear that they will make things worse. And I don't feel very good about framing it and giving it to the infant's parents with "hoop around the collar" so to speak.

So, all you cross stitchers - have you had any experience with removing grimy hoop marks, or any sort of dirt? Someone suggested Shout cloths to me, but they had never tried them. Do they work? Any other ideas?

I realize I have opened myself up to various smart-aleck remarks, but I am quite serious here, and need sploofhelp in a hurry!


Kravfighter  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 565)
Sun, 1st Apr '07 3:29 PM

Whenever I finish a project I soak it in water and Woolite or water and dish detergent. I would think the soaking in dish detergent might help release the stains for you. (I am convinced that Dawn can remove just about anything!) Then rinse it in wate and roll it up flat in a towel to remove excess water. Then you can iron it while it's damp (on the backside) which will make it nice and crisp/stiff again. Are you using metal hoops or wooden? I always use wooden to reduce any marks left on the fabric. Good luck!


Tuzilla  (Level: 144.5 - Posts: 3839)
Sun, 1st Apr '07 3:48 PM

I can hel...oooooops. I thought you said cross bi.....


Gypsylady  (Level: 148.1 - Posts: 6096)
Sun, 1st Apr '07 4:01 PM

I haven't tried this on any cross stitch, but I regularly use oxi-clean on colors and whites in the laundry, and it works really well. Just an idea if other things fail. Hope it helps.


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