Yesterday, with a little help and support from my good friend Marg (who doesn’t have a blog…yet), I WASHED THE M DESIGNS PIECE!!!!
I didn’t want to. There was a major amount of terror in my heart (especially after the week I’ve had), but it took me so long to finish and it IS on antique white linen, it really needed a bath. In my experience, Needle Necessities Razzle Dazzle Red really doesn’t respond well to being bathed…that tremor you felt in the suburbs of Melbourne yesterday was probably me shaking with fear!
Under the wise supervision of my friend Marg (who doesn’t have a blog…yet) I filled up my kitchen sink with nice lukewarm water, threw in some detergent and a “colour catcher” sheet, gave it a swish around and laid it on a nice white towel.
So far so good. I sat down and enjoyed a cup of coffee with my friend Marg (who doesn’t have a blog…yet), rummaged through a huge pile of sampler charts (as you do) while we waited….and checked…and waited…and checked.
Sure enough, it bled. All the way around the edges, but not too badly. So, back into the sink it went with some Dylon Colour Run Remover. Can every one say “Hallelujah”!!! What an absolute godsend this product is. Colour run duly removed, M Designs piece all beautifully clean with no runs whatsoever. This week – it’s off to the framer!
Did I happen to mention that my friend Marg doesn’t have a blog…yet?
I am trying to tempt her into blogland – Marg does the most amazing work and is a sampler lover like myself! Marg recently finished the French Alphabet Sampler which is just stunning, and is currently stitching Moulin Rouge in black (fondly referred to as Moulin Noire) and this too will be gorgeous when done. Marg makes fabulous cushions and also has a sampler wall which is coming along very nicely - although it may have to be relocated if she is to fit any more