Monday, September 19, 2011
What to do?
So....I should be doing a happy dance as I have finished my Samurai (all except the cording).....but..... I guess the happy dance has been put on hold because after finishing the stitching, I did as I always do - I washed my stitching. And this is where the happy dance comes to a screetching halt. What's the worst thing that can happen to a stitcher when he or she washes her finished piece? Yup, you guessed it. The colours bleed. That's what happened with my Samurai. It's not too bad, believe me I have seen worse, but I'm just so disappointed that the colours on a Dimensions Gold kit would do this. Afterall, isn't that why these kits are more expensive, because they (supposedly) contain quality fabric and threads - well that's what I thought anyway. So today I have to take my courage in both hands and decide what to do with the Samurai....
leave it as it is (spoils the whole piece),
wash it again and hope that nothing else bleeds and that the stains fade (wishful thinking?)
or maybe try using some vanish and a little cotton bud right on the stains.
Oh, what to do? This is certainly not how I planned spending my day!
Wish me luck!
Until next time...happy (without washing it) stitching!