Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find us...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens, or talking to the trees.

Our Needlework Shop & Studio
is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~

Due to Covid-19 Health restrictions, the Shop & Studio at Notforgotten Farm is CLOSED until further notice...

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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!
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,

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