Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Linen fabric

A couple of years ago I went to an auction and bought several boxes of fabric and sewing-related things, you know, one of those auctions where they're trying to clean out a whole house, and you get the boxes for $1.00 or so each. Well, there were about 10 yards of a white linen fabric in one of the boxes, and I pulled it out the other day and decided to dye it. It wasn't a plain white, it had a floral pattern in it--reminded me of a tablecloth that my mother might have used. I cut it up into several smaller sections, and this is what I ended up with after a dyeing day:

I've never used linen in quilting before, so it will be a new experience. Now I just have to think of something to make with it--any suggestions??

It's been so hot here for the past two weeks or more, every day it's 95-100 degrees, and we've had absolutely NO RAIN. Might as well live in the Arizona desert, that's what it's turning into here in central North Carolina. I stayed in Sunday and quilted this piece of batik I had made a while ago. It's literally still on my sewing machine table--waiting for me to get home from work tonight.


  1. Love the linen. I've been using some of my linen fabric in a couple of quilts and love it. I've got yards of white and off white which I been thinking about dyeing. Now that I've seen yours, I must go for it. Thanks for showing your colors. Gorgeous. Love the batik too! Let's keep our fingers crossed for cooler weather soon.

  2. No suggestions but I think both the dyed linen and the batik are looking good!

  3. Love the dyed linen. I've been wanting to do some of that myself. Your colors are beautiful.