Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Makeover





Another little treasure found.   An applique cushion cover that has seen better days, faded in parts,  but I still like it.













Into the dye pot it goes. Refreshed and renewed in blue.

















9 comments:

jude said...

i have this in mind for an old piece, but i am holding back, trying to figure out what color to use....

Tiggy Rawling said...

Always a problem. Blue is good, it sort of unifies everything. I like blue, which helps. On close up there are interesting things going on in the raggy tassels. Indian recycled cloth is over dyed rusty red - fine, although brown dominates. I find that colour spectrum 'difficult'!

Eva said...

Should have been for sale before overdying... Such a lovely piece.

Tiggy Rawling said...

Thank you Eva. but believe me when I say it took a good photo. In reality quite faded, it is enriched with the blue. Made as teaching sample, somewhere there is also a little bag in the original colours. I shall have to dive in the cupboard again.

Angelcat said...

Wow, it never ceases to amaze me how different something looks after overdying. You can barely recognise these as being the same piece. The blue looks wonderful!

sandra wyman said...

You've just solved a problem for me - so busy making quilts I forgot about dyeing and needed ideas on unifying a background!
This is really effective. Very belated congratulations on your exhibition - wish I could be there to see it. And thanks for your comments on my blog. Hope to see you later in the year.

Tiggy Rawling said...

The trouble is how to stop! A few little quilts made when I was a baby quilter could do with refreshing, and, possibly chopping up and reassembling as well. Nothing is safe!

Clare Wassermann said...

I love it blue - is it indigo?

Tiggy Rawling said...

Hi Clare, It's not indigo I'm afraid. The temperature still a tad cold. Technical information - royal blue dye left over from workshop, which didn't quite do the job.
Dyed again in the odd mix bottle. That worked!