This lovely cross stitch and a companion piece of a partridge/pheasant/turkey/peacock bird were, until quite recently, hanging in my late great-grandmother's home. Ahem. I leave it to your imagination as to how they are now in my possession. ;) Anyway, they were done by my grandmother quite some time ago. My question is - what is to be done? I am sure there is not a single acid free product in the whole shebang. I do not know if the dark brown streaks are dirt or acid damage. I wouldn't put my money on the threads being color-fast anyway. With today's craze for vintage and shabby, I would not hesitate to leave them as they are except for 1. I don't want them to deteriorate, and 2. My grandmother would "have a duck" if she saw them hanging in my house looking "dirty." So - where do I go from here?
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