Aged cardboard stains on embroidery
by Diana Dwyer
(Long Island, ny)
My daughter embroidered a cross-stitched prestamped cotton piece 20 yrs ago. It was framed in a non-safe frame with cardboard that has badly discolored the cloth. I want to professionally reframe it as a heirloom. The piece has a lot of red cross-stitch on the house and through the piece.
Question 1. Should I first use a vinegar-water mix to set the red so it doesn’t bleed, or will that also set all the yellow discoloration that is on the entire piece?
Question 2. After the vinegar, I was thinking of then hand soaking in a mild Oxy clean solution. So should I use the vinegar solution first or just use the Oxyclean? And soak for how long? Need this done before frame comes in on 2/24/21.
Desperate for help!