removing pencil from fabric
October 24, 2010 7:45 AM Subscribe
Fairly urgent stain-removal filter. How do I get pencils marks off embroidery?
posted by runincircles to Home & Garden (6 answers total)
Help! stupidly, I drew the lettering for a piece of embroidery I'm doing for a "commission" for a friend in pencil on the unbleached canvas, then decided as I was sewing to use slightly different shapes so I now have pencil lines really close to my stitches in many places.
I assumed they would magically come off with a normal pencil eraser but of course they haven't - (how) can I get rid of them without rubbing too hard, damaging the stitching or bleaching the slightly cream canvas? No shops are open nearby, I have chorine bleach, borax, bicarb, cream of tartar, salt, lemon, vodka, gin, carpet stain remover, non-turps brush cleaner, nail polish remover, washing powder, WD40, toothpaste, white blutac, and a desperate need to save this by this evening!
(the stones arent attached yet)