Moldy needlepoint canvases
(Northern New Jersey)
I bought a very large lot of handpainted needlepoint canvases on eBay and was very pleased with myself. Cost a fair amount, but I figured I could sell some of them and recoup what I'd laid out.
The box came today. I opened it and it was CLEAR by the way my throat closed up almost immediately that there was a ton of mold. I went through the canvases and culled out what I thought to be the culprits, but the rest of the canvases seem to have picked up the moldy smell. There is no way that I would ever use them, nor would I even think to resell them if I can't get them to smell un-moldy. None of the remaining canvases appear to actually *be* moldy; I think they smell because they were shipped together with the others.
Does anybody know a solution to this dilemma? Is there a way to get the rest of the canvases smelling ok or am I going to have to throw out the whole lot and learn my lesson (i.e., only frequent my local needlepoint store)? Help!