Chinese embroidery

dieselstudios

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I am currently framing an embroidered childs vest. The fabric is black velvet...silk emroidery. How do I get lint off the velvet? Lint brush won't work because it pulls at the silk threads. Any thoughts? This project has been a real pain in the ....

Kari
 

Maryann

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Try a sponge paint brush (the throwaway type that they sell in any hardware store). That works well for suede mats and would probably work for velvet.
 

BUDDY

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Kari have you tried one of those roller type lint removers? They are made of rubber that has a sticky surface and can be rejuvinated by simply running it under water. They come in a small pocket size and a large almost "Paint roller" size. They shouldn't do any harm to the threads since they are soft rubber and low tack . I have seen them almost every where even the grocery stores . Give it a try.
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BILL WARD

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go to the grocery store---or 1$ store and pickup one of the tape covered lintpickeruppers....works great...tear off old tape & start again!!!(or in a pinch just use masking tape strips)
 
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