: Hi Tracy,
: Hope some other stitchers also reply with
: their advice as the products I use may not
: be available in your country.
: I use Softly a woollen/delicate liquid to
: gently wash out the aida as I too have that
: grotty area from where the fabric covers the
: plastic frame. I think our palms sweat even
: after washing, so it cannot be helped,
: unless we wear gloves!
: We have soaps too that are stain removing,
: (Sard, Preen) but great care has to be
: taken. And I usually use cold water only and
: rinse very well, swishing the fabric through
: running water. Much care has to be taken not
: to overrub/overscrub the dirty area too.
: Here's some links to articles on this