not a quilting question
I used to do a lot of cross-stitch and I have two framed pieces hanging in the kitchen since 1990. Over time I have noticed that the white fabric was becoming dusty. I take a vacuum to them occasionally to remove surface dust. (They are not under glass).
This morning, I decided to take one apart and wash it. Oh my! The white Aida cloth is very tan in colour. I have had it soaking in the sink for about an hour and it is not getting whiter. Do you think I could use a colour-safe bleach without hurting the embroidery threads?
Or do I learn to live with tan backgrounds?