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Date: 11/29/12 3:52 PM

I bought a velvet needleboard at a garage sale. It is very old and full of lint and dust. Any ideas on how to clean it? It is the stiff style, not the rollup one.
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In reply to Diana Barnum

Date: 11/29/12 5:34 PM

How about a wire doggie brush?

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Date: 11/29/12 9:35 PM

You can probably soak it in some soapy water. I've had mine for years. They are very expensive these days. I assume you got a bargain

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Date: 11/30/12 9:12 AM

I'd be cautious about washing it. I have had mine for years, and I think that washing it might cause the needles to rust. I'd try vacuum cleaning it first.
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Date: 11/30/12 11:37 AM

Don't wet it. Just softly vacuum it to freshen it up a bit. Great tool to have. Mine was kinda expensive even years ago.

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Date: 11/30/12 12:07 PM

I hope this is not a double post. My 1st attempt went MIA. I have a velvet board that's near a century old from my grandmother. With care they are long lived! I agree with sewsilly- don't wash it. Elona's good idea to use a doggie brush got me looking at my pet supplies. The kitty brush has finer teeth and it's less apt to bend the prongs on your board.

Oh boy, now I want to make something velvet for the holidays. Maybe a little shrug. Or, a drapey cocoon cardi.

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Date: 11/30/12 1:15 PM

I agree with the "no water" replies. Vacuum and if that's not enough, a good brushing with a soft brush. Not only would I be concerned about rust, but I wonder if there might be glue that wouldn't handle water well?

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Date: 11/30/12 1:25 PM

Isn't there a little thingy that cleans velcro? Would that work?

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Date: 11/30/12 3:32 PM

What about a can of high pressure air (can't think what it's called right now) to blow out the dust. You'd probably want to do that out of doors, though.

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