This is my “green pen”….this is what I use to do most of my stitcheries….and it is only the green one that works….it is a felt tip and either the 0.4 or 0.2 are very good.
I trace the pattern onto the fabric by using a light box (home made by my son) I am not precise because it washes out. I then iron weavline on the back which is the best stuff ever. I do my stitchery, then I give it a rinse. In a bucket I half fill it with water (not cold but just a tad warm) I add either a bit of laundry soaker or wool wash, not too much just enough to make some bubbles and then I put my stitchery in there, give it a good swoosh around and let it sit there….it might stay in there 10 mins or even as long as overnight…….leaving it longer really doesn’t harm it at all (the one I finished yesterday stayed in over night)…..during that time I may go and do a few more swoosh's….. I check the stitchery if all traces of the pen are gone, empty the water, it will be a very blue/green colour….put in some clean water and rinse until all traces of detergent are gone….lie flat to dry and then give it a press………I have had one problem only removing the pen but I just gave it another soak using the laundry soaker and it came out.
Friday again….take care Peg……………:>)