Friday, October 24, 2008

Dying Eyelet Trim

So, last month on my trip to Virginia, I found some beautiful trims.
One in particular is so pretty, ( its that blue eyelet up there) I'm not sure if I'll ever find a project that's "worthy" of it. And I like it too much to sell it. hmmmm...what a dilemma.

Now, I have lots of white and cream eyelet trims that I've picked up at yard sales, so I was thinking, "why not try dying some of them?" And I did. Here they are in their color bath...


The large piece is an eyelet border fabric with a white background; it turned out to be a sky blue color. And the small trim is cream ruffle eyelet, and it turned out to be a perfect robin's egg blue-green color! If you're familiar with the Martha Stewart paint color 'Vintage Map', its very close to that. (Oh, BTW, that just happens to be the color I've picked out to repaint my sewing room).
I plan on dying more and listing some on the website. But really, its not hard at all if you want to give it a try yourself. A little messy though, so you definitely want to wear rubber gloves.

18 comments:

Fleur de Bee said...

I am hoping you have not forgotten to wear rubber gloves while dying fabric. I know I have and paid for weeks with the color lingering on my hands LOL! LOVE how the colors turned out! Bravo! Can't wait to see more!!

Jerusalem said...

very cool - I have so many actual vintage maps I feel I should have something painted that color!!

Katherine said...

Just lovely! Serendipity that it turned out the same colour as the paint you will use in your sewing room. What will you make with your newly dyed eyelet?

Stephanie said...

Beautiful trims. Love the vintage map. Your room will be gorgeous. That blue trim definitely needs a special project!!!

Bristol said...

Okay so I am now in love with that paint color. I love the trim. I forget we live near each other. Do you live on the west side of town? So do you have any fun secret antiquing places? We should have met at Burlington. Are you getting ready for Lollishops?
I am thinking vintage map for my bedroom~
Bristol

jenny holiday said...

Just Fabbbbulous!!! :)

Happy Fall!!!

xoxo Jenny

Adding your blog to my daily faves!

Jillian said...

Wow, I would have never thought of dying the trims...it looks so pretty in the robin's egg blue. I happen to love pink and that color together! :0)

Thanks for sharing!

Jillian

kari and kijsa said...

Beautiful trims!! Perfect that it matched the paint!!

Have a blessed Sunday!
kari & kijsa

Counting Your Blessings said...

I've been doing lots of tea staining lately and I've found that Magnolia Pearl's recipe is pretty good. She says to soak the item in water & fabric softner first. Seems to help hold the color. Now if I could just find the time to make all the pillows that my poor ragged sofas need =) Blessings... Polly

Couture de Papier said...

OO! Pretty like the paint chip too!
Thank You for inspiring feedback today.

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello,

These pieces look fantastic!

~ Gabriela ~

Angel.Pearls said...

Thanks so much for nice words at my blog!! So much pretty stuff - dying was a very good idea -the pale blue is beautiful!Interesting to see what you create this time..Best wishes -I'll be back// Eva

Marilyn said...

What a great idea! I love the color, too.

Debbie said...

What a great idea. I have a TON of eyelet lace. I'll have to try dying some of it and maybe I'll finally use it. Thanks for the idea. Your lace turned out such a lovely color.

Debbie in Florida

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I see what you mean! That is some pretty blue eyelet.

what's in a name? said...

Hi Kim!
Your eyelet looks marvelous! And I love the tickings from the last post! Can't wait to see what you put in your lollipop shop!
Best,
Heidi

Sarah said...

so pretty!
Sarah
www.vintagelily.typepad.com

Shabbyfufu said...

I love that pale, pale blue. Hmmm...maybe I will paint my studio that really needs a fresh coat in that color!~XO~Janet