Peg had completed Sea Stars quite some time ago with HDF, all in different blues. She ironed it in preparation for taking it to the framer and put it in a Ziploc bag until she could make the trip.
When she was ready to go to the framer she pulled out the piece and to her absolute horror it was simply covered with mold and mildew. The fabric was imbedded with the awful stuff.
She washed and rinsed and washed and rinsed some more and finally got all of the mold out. To her dismay, some of the fibers ran. Her attempts to make it look better only made them run more and she gave up. She thought her once beautiful Sea Stars was destined to languished in the "finished" basket, never to be brought out because she couldn't bear to look at it.
Fast forward to Jubilee last fall. she was going and she wanted to take some pieces to hang in Vikki's booth. She took along Sea Stars just to show her. When she showed Vikki she grabbed it right away, and said she would take it home and see what she could do.
When Peg got the piece back from Vikki she had hand painted the painted the fabric and Peg was astonished to see that you not tell at all the fibers had run. Her Sea Stars was once again beautiful.
So beautiful, in fact, that she sent it to Jill Rensel for framing.
From these photos you can see what both Vikki and Jill Rensel did. (The original was on stark white fabric.) Is the frame not spectacular? Aren't the little engraved mat details outstanding?
Wow, what a story. I just love a happy ending
BTW, I have heard other stories of Vikki Clayton's rescue service being quite successful. If you've had a bad luck, I'd highly recommend a consultation with DV.