Arsenic and Lace

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.

Vintage Lace Fabric Dye

Black Tea and Natural Blue, Silver, and Red Dyes on Vintage Lace

I know.  It kind of looks….like entrails.

Vintage Lace Dye

Black Tea and Natural Blue, Silver, and Red Dyes on Vintage Lace

Vintage Hand Dyed Lace

Vintage Hand Dyed Lace

Vintage Hand Dyed Lace Skirt

Vintage Hand Dyed Lace Skirt

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.

Hand Dyed and Tea Stained Lilac Lace and Satin Skirt with Ivory Sash by Anjou

Hand Dyed and Tea Stained Lilac Lace and Satin Skirt with Ivory Sash by Anjou

Hand Dyed and Tea Stained Lilac Lace and Satin Skirt with Ivory Sash by Anjou

Hand Dyed and Tea Stained Lilac Lace and Satin Skirt with Ivory Sash by Anjou

Hand Dyed and Tea Stained Lilac Lace and Satin Skirt with Ivory Sash by Anjou

Hand Dyed and Tea Stained Lilac Lace and Satin Skirt with Ivory Sash by Anjou

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.

toujours, xo.

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