In the process of going through and re-organizing my sewing-related stuff, I came across a pillowcase top I had embroidered years ago… while I was still in grad school:
It’s one of those preprinted crewel projects made by Janlynn. I had bought two identical kits with the intention to make two identical pillows for my Mom. Well, emphasis on “intention”.
Well, I finished the embroidery on one, and gave up on the second one half-way through because I couldn’t stomach embroidering the same thing all over again.
I gave the pillowcase top to Mom. Mom didn’t want to make it into a pillow. She wanted me to have it framed, but I never did.
Now about 6 years later, I found it in my stash. I know exactly what I want to do with it. I want to make a small wallhanging by adding a few strips of fabrics. So, over the weekend, I laundered the piece to get the blue markings out. And then, I noticed the yellowing and the stain…
I don’t think I want to soak it in Biz because the colors of the floss would be bleached… what should I do?! Any suggestions as to how I can get the stains out? I am very tempted to just leave the “beauty marks” on there, and proceed as if they aren’t there – just to remind me the good ol’ school and bygone days.