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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

{ Dyeing to try something new! }


Hi folks!

I've been stitching forever, it seems,
and it seems that I always overdye my finished work...

well for once I've decided to dye my linen before I stitch on it!
So
out came my dye pot, spoons, gloves & dye packets...
in goes the water, dye and linen~
out comes this
beeeeautiful linen
that I can hardly wait to start stitching on!

You can see in the picture above,
the 'before' on your left and the 'after' on the right...
I used Cushing's Acid Dyes,
and sort of mixed some colors together
to get what I'm calling
"Olde Flax"
a beautiful, mottled color~
the linen is 28ct and I am so excited to stitch a sampler on this,
that I will be designing one especially for this linen!! LOL!
I might even dye up some more and offer it on etsy if there's any interest...
Ok then, I'm off to STITCH!

Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

29 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

it's so beautiful...a perfect shade!

Susan said...

Ohhhh! the linen turned out lovely!
Can't wait to see what you put on it. Yes, I think there would be an interest in the fabric. Just let us all know when to look see.
Happy Stitching!

Angie said...

the linen looks awesome~perfect color!

Kelly said...

That turned out great. Love the color.

WoolenSails said...

It really came out beautifully, love the aged look. Did you use the wool dyes? I guess if it is natural linen, it would take. I tend to like using white, I can see the holes better. Then I antique it.

Debbie

Catherine said...

Oooohhh!!! Lovely!! Can't wait to see what you stitch up for this!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Hi Debbie!
yes, I did use the Cushing's Dyes that I use to dye my wools...it takes to the Linen perfectly! and, I've always overdyed my finished work too, as I said in the post, but i don't want to overdye the threads that I'm using for this sampler, they are from Gentle Arts/Sampler Threads and are too pretty to overdye!!

Blessings from the farm,
Lori

ConnieKay said...

Lori, I think this linen will be wonderful with whatever you are designing. You have a great color "eye." Can't wait to buy some if you offer it on etsy. And that sampler will probably be a must have.

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Wow, the linen came out so nice, great color. Sure hope you put some on Etsy. Have fun stitching.
~Nan

Lori Ann C. said...

Hi Lori,

It's great! I love dyeing things! BUT . . if you do offer this for sale count me in !!! Ha..is that a pun?
Happy stitches . . .
Lori Ann

QUAINT AND PLAIN said...

YOUR DYED LINEN IS DEVINE... NOW YOU CAN SELL LINEN AND JUST MAYBE A LITTLE "BOOK" MIGHT BE BORN FOR TELLING THE SECRETS IN THE DYING OF SUCH THINGS....

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