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Date Posted: 21:38:22 07/11/15 Sat
Author: Jannabanana
Subject: How to Clean Needlepoint Canvas

I was wondering if anyone has experience with cleaning a needlepoint canvas. My DMIL passed away recently and she must have had at least 20 canvases. Some started and others not touched at all. She used to be a smoken but quit about 5 years ago. Unfortunately, we can still smell the smoke.

Is there anyway we can clean the canvases and the extra wools that she has. She had a lot of wools to use but they smell as well.

Thanks in advance,


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[> Re: How to Clean Needlepoint Canvas -- Patty, 22:16:01 07/11/15 Sat [1]

My daughter bought a used book once that smelled like smoke. We put it opened in a plastic container with a lid and sprinkled baking soda on it and in between several pages. Left the container closed up with the baking soda for about a week, then, checked it. It helped the smell to go away. Shook it out and dusted the pages...good as (almost) new!!!

I've also heard that you can do the same thing, but with crumpled newspapers and they absorb the smell.
These ideas are cheap enough to try at least.

I'd try Febreze also.
Hope you can find something that works for you!

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[> Re: How to Clean Needlepoint Canvas -- Jannabanana, 12:54:08 07/15/15 Wed [1]


Thanks for the suggestions. I think I will try to use the baking soda first. Will do it on the backside of the canvas.

I also googled it and got a few other ideas. Will start with one and see how that goes.

Thanks again,


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