I picked up this darling vintage cross stitch today at a yard sale, in the frame for $1. However it needs to be cleaned in the worst way. The backing looks as if it was originally a linen color to begin with so not as dirty as appears in the picture (and a lot is visual dust that looks as tho it could be brushed off) but its pretty dirty. Most of the aging appears to be on the reverse side of the frame. Anyone have any tried and true ways to clean this without harming the stitching and or threading color? Google has a million and one ideas I am sure but if you have successfully cleaned one I would love to hear an actual testimonial.
Thanks so much in advance
I am loving my dollar find.