Sunday, 29 June 2014

Primitive designs - help needed please

Donna...if you're reading this...please don't go any further :)

Everybody else, please scroll down a bit

I am stitching a prim design, well it's a set of 3 actually.  I know there is something that people do to make the design looked prim and sort of aged, but I don't know what it is.  I haven't had any joy with googling it, probably because I don't really know what I am googling so can anyone give me any links to what you do please?

Thank you!


stitchersanon said...

OH bless you; I could be wrong so check first but I think they stain it coffee lol xxx

Mii Stitch said...

Yes, tea dyied???

Lija Broka said...

People stain it with coffee, tea, even fruit tea.

My mum dyes fabric and it is pretty much experimenting to get mixtures right. Some of the fabrics she dyed:

So onion skins would give a similar tone too.

Pages I found online:

Mind depending what mordant you use (e.g. presoak in vinegar) more different the colour would be. Red onions skin can also produce green colour in fabric.

Interesting book:

Lija Broka said...

P.S. Good luck.