Monday, December 15, 2008

I hate turquoise!

I've been stitching away on Dutch Spot~Motif Sampler for a week or so, and I'm just not in love with it. The charted colors look nothing like the way it was photographed for the magazine. I knew that I didn't like the colors when I converted them to silk. I should have switched the colors out right then and there. Actually, I do like the rusty reds, but not the turquoise green. But, I went with it, since I always figure that the designer knows better than I, after all it is their design, right? Since I have no desire to ripped out ye offending color, and restitch it, I decided to try my old trick of dyeing the piece. It tones down the colors, and I always like it better. Here's how it looked on vintage Luna from Lakeside Linen.

Fresh out of the dye in the kitchen sink, here's my new version. Instant aging! I think I can live with it now.

5 comments:

connie said...

I like it alot better since you dyed it..Connie

Glenna said...

Hilarious! I like it better also!

Sandra said...

I do think the turquoise compliments the rusty colour though, but I know what you mean about hating colours. I detest some blues, but not all. I am just about to rip out the blue in a current piece and restitch in a deep pink or mauve instead, I think that is why I'm not enjoying it.

Sherry said...

Beautiful!! And the dying tones it down perfectly! I do this alot too. Even with baskets that I buy at the dollar store that are painted bright colors that actually hurt the eye. I just brush on some brown paint then wipe it off. Instant ageing! We must think alike!

ivoryspring said...

What a great and creative idea to dye the linen. I have to say I have never done that before. What did you use to dye the linen?