A few days ago, I decided to pick up a few things around the neighborhood to use as dying agents, to do some sample lace dying.
For both batches I used equal parts of water to material, added a tablespoon or so of vinegar (to make it permanent), heated to a slow boil, and let sit with white lace dropped in, for a few hours!
First up was some of the Sea Grape leaves that were falling out of my neighbors tree! Here they are in my sink. I washed them and broke them up, put them in my VitaMix and made a blenderized water/vinegar solution.
The next batch were little white weed flowers that has very bright yellow centers. I thought it would make a pretty shade of yellow. Here is that potful.
I was right...they yellow turned out very pretty! The Sea Grapes made a lovely shade of champagne beige!!!
Here you see the three laces I have done so far. The top purple one had been done previously with blueberry juice.
All of these laces started out as white. This is really kinda fun!!! What to do with them??? Use in stitcheries, as a trim on anything, or in collages. Now, if I just had time for all those parts!!! LOL.
OH...and Happy Easter to all who celebrate!