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Thursday, 6 April 2006

lace for dyeing

I was lucky last night at the Embroiderers' Guild meeting to find a bag full of old real lace, some silk fabrics and lovely bits and pieces -- and bulging bags of beautiful bugle beads. For anyone out there familiar with dyeing, some of the lace is milky coffee coloured and I'm wondering if I dye it, will it just turn a muddy colour?? Thanks for any hints.


  1. Hmmmm, depends what colour you want to dye it. It should be OK. Is the lace cotton and what dyes are you thinking of using?
    Kari x

  2. breadandcircuses7 April 2006 at 16:44

    Yes, Kari, it's all cotton. I have Procion - I suppose I could do little pieces to try. Will let you know what happens.

  3. Hi Evie
    You disappeared off my RSS feed for some reason and I wondered what you'd been up to. Lots I see- as ususal! I'll sort out my feed and keep up to date again.

  4. breadandcircuses8 April 2006 at 15:56

    Hi Sally,
    I had to check what RSS actually does - now I know but still not sure how to set it up. I can foresee another lengthy learning curve on the horizon!!