soiled embroidery fabric
I recently received an old (25 year old) needlepoint kit and discovered that the package had been opened, exposing a central part of the design. This area is somewhat soiled and it seems to simply be dirty, not stained. I’ve been hesitant to wash the fabric for fear the printed pattern will wash out. Is there a product out there that will remove the dirt and not the printing? I’m also wondering... if I wash that area only, it may be “cleaner” than the rest of the fabric, or perhaps there would be water stain rings.
I have not yet embroidered the pattern. Any suggestions or ideas?
Thank you for your time. Ursula