Over the past year, I’ve become fantastically enthralled with dying fabric and yarn the old fashioned way. A little vinegar, a little salt, water, red cabbage, and black tea go a long way to transform old, dingy fabric. The color never comes out nearly what it looks like in the pot, but it almost always comes out super pretty.
For the process, read my past article: Dye Job, Au Naturale.
I know. It kind of looks….like entrails.
And here it is in vintage circle-skirt form with an Anjou-applied silky double-faced satin ivory ribbon waistband. Lacy, Victorian-inspired, and gloriously imperfect. Concentrated dye spots and streaks of blue and red only add to the charm. Trust me.
I’m hoping to have another sample for you within the week – a more Batik styled hand dyed crepe de chine in the form of a drapey, plunging little dress.