Left in Hoop too Long

by Shelby
(Indiana)

I had not realized that leaving the work in hoop for too long would cause deformities in the fabric.

Is there a way to fix this? Spray and iron maybe? A good soak? I tried just ironing it and it helped a little but there's definitely a ring. Thank you for any suggestions.

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All is not lost
by: Carol

I am sorry to hear that you are in this situation, Shelby.

Removing the hoop each time you put your work away is a good habit to get into. However, all may not be lost!

Soaking the work in warm water, then wrapping it in a terry towel and treading on it to remove the excess water, followed by ironing it before it is dry should help to remove the mark and flatten the fabric

You may like to read my full instructions for washing cross stitch fabric for more information on this process.

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