Get Red Wine Out of Needlepoint

Jo Ippolito Christensen, author of The Needlepoint Book, got red wine on this vintage needlepoint bag. She tells her Facebook fans what happened next:

“This vintage needlepoint beaded evening bag was the recipient of a red wine spill. I took it to the ladies room and ran it under water, figuring if it ruined it, it wouldn’t matter because it was already ruined. Then I asked Google what to do—salt. I poured salt on the stains. The salt turned orange quickly. I brushed it off and poured on more. I repeated this five or six times. The last time, the salt did not turn color much, so I left it on over night. The next morning, when I dumped all the salt off, it was perfect!!!”

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The Internet's leading needlepoint authority, Janet is dedicated to making the art of needlepoint fast, fun, and affordable with exciting books, projects, and Internet resources. She wants to help stitchers at all levels improve their projects by understanding the aspects of needlepoint and by using stitches and techniques in creative ways.

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