I started working on another basket this morning, I typically mark my grid using Frixion pens but the ink doesn’t run smoothly so I tried this Dritz pencil thingie which marks wonderfully, too wonderfully, the friggin’ marks wouldn’t come off!
I know you can’t see the lines very well in a photo, click the image to see larger. I was using a dry micro cloth in attempt to remove the markings but that didn’t work. I left a blue-green hue to my stitches.
Even scrubbing with Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover didn’t work (it really works… on everything else!), those stupid lines wouldn’t go away! I filled a tub with cool water and a half capful of Zero laundry detergent, gently scrubbed and soaked, rinsed and lay out to dry. The markings were a little lighter I think but I could still see them when the fabric was wet so I threw it in the dryer for 15 minutes. The markings are finally gone but what a hassle! I decided not to iron the crinkle out of the fabric, it’s making the basket have a softer appearance that I really like so all is not lost.
I hope to have 2 finishes tomorrow, “hope” being the key word. I really, really love those Riley Blake Ombre dots!!
Hope your week is going better than mine!