Dyeing Vintage Fabrics

I love to dye and I love old and vintage fabrics. When I’m shopping at thrift stores, the place I first head to is the area with napkins and tablecloths. Here at Happy Acres we try not to use a lot of paper products. We quit using paper napkins many years ago, using old and…

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Vat dyeing – Third Time is Charm

As you know I like to dye. However, vat or tub dyeing is one I don’t do that much. For one thing I have to stir for an hour or so. It’s all about having the color solid. I’ve been able to get some even dyeing with low immersion, but more often not. That being…

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Adding some color

Since I felt like I’ve not done much to blog about lately, I decided to take some pictures of what I have been doing. First up is a new scarf. And one of those silk cut velvet scarves. I dyed it plum – one of the new “in” colors. And a closeup. Love them daisies.…

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Dyeing Vintage Napkins

I’m always on the lookout for linens when I’m out thrift shopping. I’m really attracted to the¬† damask pattern which are usually white. They remind me of home. On special occasions Mom would get out the iron, starch up one of her tablecloths, and drape it on the dining room table. For some reason I…

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