If you get a greasy mark on your cross stitching or fabricThe material on which cross stitch is made, of the fabric is aida though evenweave and linen can also be used. Fabrics come in many colours and many counts. It can also be made of perforated paper or plastic. Only fabric especially made for cross stitching should be used for stitching, because the even spacing of the threads is very important – each type of fabric is made up of holes of an even stitch count. To stitch on other fabrics you can use waste canvas., try using talcum powder to remove it. Just sprinkle the talc onto the mark and leave for about half an hour, then dust off. The talc will have absorbed the oil and as you brush it away, your stitching should be left without a mark.