Despite this, I have no idea how to clean embroidery fabric. This became very apparent when I took my Around the World SAL off of my Q-snaps to find that said Q-snaps had left a light green streak on the fabric.
Color me AAAAAAHHHH! Oh, how disappointed I was in my Q-snaps that have served me so faithfully for years! There was a green streak left on Baby Carriage when I finished it, but I covered it up when I made the no-sew cube and didn't think twice about it. That was a mistake.
|Blue streak on 3rd Baby Carriage|
|Blue streak on Merry Christmas Needleroll|
My immediate solution was to buy cotton fabric and cut it into pieces that would fit between the clamps on my Q-snaps and the embroidery fabric.
But I was still left with the problem of that green streak. Joy dish soap was recommended, which I tried; the streak faded, but it's still there. Orvus Quilt Soap was also recommended, but none of the stores in town sell it. So I believe that I will take a deep breath, accept the faded streak, and soldier on.
Blueberry Heart is a simple design and easy to stitch. Lavender Blossoms, though not exactly difficult, was a bit complicated, so Blueberry was a welcome, relaxing change from that.
Baby Carriage was made into a no-sew cube and sent to its new home in D.C.
Lily of the Valley again. I put in about 240 stitches in 2010; now there are 1,002 stitches. Slow and steady finishes the HAED!