Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dyeing antique quilts

I have been slowly buying antique quilts. Not that I'm that fond of the traditional patterns, but I love to look at the work that was put into it, all these small pieces of used fabric (often old flour sacks) recycled into a larger piece. They are usually very soft from numerous uses and washes, and I hate seeing the ones that are full of holes go to waste.  So I set up to start dyeing them, to then patch them and mend them, to give them another life..

I am still working on getting the colors I'd like, but am getting there..


I also dyed some scraps to patch the holes and I love how they came out:

Now off to the mending phase...  that's if his Majesty Oops lets me of course...

1 comment:

  1. These are wonderful! Love the color choices too. My cat does the same thing. If I leave any scrap of fabric lying around he will either sleep on it or worse, throw up on it!


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