that's a lot of cross-stitch.
January 28, 2013 11:33 PM Subscribe
I found this
impressively large and intricate cross-stitch bedspread while thrifting. It's stitched on a pre-printed blue grid, it's queen- or possibly king-sized, and it appears to be backed in feedsack. Further ID and cleaning suggestions sought.
posted by nonasuch to home & garden (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
While I'm pretty good with vintage garments, I don't know that much about other kinds of textiles, so I don't know much about it, including how to clean it safely. Will an Oxy Clean bath make the embroidery floss bleed dye? How can I check if it's colorfast, and prevent dye bleeding if it's not? And I right in my guess that it dates to somewhere between 1920 and 1950?
If I can get it clean it's going straight on top of my comforter-- it's gorgeous, and has got to represent an absurd about of handwork.