How to clean your needlework

How to wash your needlework by hand. 
1. In a bowl, mix a mild detergent with enough room- temperature water. Dissolve the detergent.
2. Submerge your piece in the water.
3. If the piece is filthy enough, soak it for a half hour or so. Otherwise a few minutes will do. If there is a stubborn stain use a soft brush or a sponge to gently scrub the spot.
4. Rinse the piece, by placing it under cold water.
5. Do not wring out your piece. To remove excess water roll the fabric up in a clean towel and gently squeeze out the excess water.
6. Unroll the towel and lay your piece on it.
7. Allow it to air dry.

If you fail to clean a stubborn stain, then you can take your piece to a dry cleaner- preferably one that has experience cleaning such items.

How to iron your needlework. 
1. Place a clean white towel on your ironing board.
2. Lay your piece face down on the towel.
3. With a dry iron on a medium setting iron the piece.
Note: For better result you can start ironing when the piece is a bit damp.


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