Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Murder by Tea Dye-Antique Fabric





Ok...
it's sensational I know..
but basically 
I ripped it to shreds..





The murder victim.. an antique tablecloth..



I made a tea bath using darjeeling tea
and Chai for the scent alone...











I pulled it out of the bath...







and decided that I wanted it a bit darker so I bundled it..
with string..












and threw it the bundle back into a pot dye bath and boiled it 
and let it dry...







I love the marks it makes as it dries...





and now I have it all ready for 
my tiny fabric book..









that we will be filming this Friday...









see you all then..
gentle readers..



xo


15 comments:

Flor Baurs said...

Can´t wait to see!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OMGosh. I love mottled dyeing. I've never been happy when the dye process produced a single shade. This is a dye post after my own heart. I love how the marks turned out. It never ceases to amaze me how different materials and different fabrics take the same dye in the same dye bath.

I look forward to seeing the fabric book video later in the week.

Dorthe said...

Always so beautiful dying with tea, and the bundle up, makes interesting marks , for sure- I will look forward seeing you new little book, dear friend. xoxoxo

Carol Rigby said...

Oooh! I can't wait for the video.

DD Wilson said...

Wonderful narrative! So guess who is going to dye some old napkins tomorrow? Quick question. Was the second 'dye pot' just more tea? AND....what was the bit of green showing at the end?
Can't wait to read the .....rest of the story...... DD

ELFI said...

joli! j'attends... bises

susan hemann said...

I love how it turned out! your work is always top notch

froebelsternchen said...

Can't wait for the video Caterina!
This fabric looks fantastic!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Flor! will be out shortly!! thanks for stopping by!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hey Dr. E. I so agree and I was really happy with the fabric and think the book will be great fun! Thanks so much for your constant support!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you, sweet Dorthe, I hope you like it... grungy and simple.. but aged and fun.. xoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Carol, I hope you enjoy it, and thanks for stopping by, I so appreciate your comments!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

DD, no green... just the way the light hit the card board ... I used the same tea, I just brewed and then boiled and then let it sit for a couple of days. I redyed until I got the colors I wanted. :)

Caterina Giglio said...

Elfi.. xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Susi!! Thank you, hope you like it, my friend!! x

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