Happy Friday from Snowy Northern New Jersey!
***Added on Saturday - I forgot to include information on where I got my thimble - thanks Glenn! here is a link to T.J. Lane's marvelous thimbles.***
Last weekend I brewed up some tea to dye muslin. My friend, Wendy, first inspired me with her homemade dyed fabrics.
I used Moda muslin and made loose gathered balls.
I brewed up a pot of strong tea, using flavors I don't fancy.
Submerge muslin and steep for about 20-30 mins.
rinse in cool water, dry and iron and viola! New newly modeled fabric is on the left - hard to get a good photo - it's a little sutle.
Here is another shot with a little more contrast - my drink mat.
I also aged my vintage santa redwork. I used a spray bottle with first tea, then coffee. I'm pleased with it - again a little hard to see it.
the spray bottle gives it a really authentic look of aging.
I have also been making rag balls. I saw then on Lucy's Blog and I thought they were so charming - I plan to make more of them.
I think they are addictive. I used homespun and next time I think I'll rip the strips for a little fraying. Thanks Lucy!
I'm embarassed to say I'm behind on my quilt along - here is what I have so far - hopefully this weekend I'll finish it - I really like it - thanks again, Lori!
Have a great weekend everyone!