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« on: March 08, 2008 07:20:05 PM »

I want to make a small embroidered piece look antique.  I plan on doing this with a tea dye.  Should I stitch first, then dye, or the other way around?  Also, does anyone have ideas on antiquing fabric other than using tea?

« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008 10:54:04 PM »

Use off-white or beige fabric, and muted thread colours - tea may cause your work to break down more quickly than it would otherwise. After putting all that effort into it, you want it to last as long as possible Smiley

If you do go for the tea option, I'd do it after. Otherwise you'd have an "antique" background and new-looking stitches.

You can also use Parisian Essence (gravy browning?) for a similar effect, and I think someone may even make a "tea-dye" dye... But I haven't used it  Grin
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008 07:36:04 AM »

You can also use coffee, walnut ink, cinnamon and spice rub ( you actually rub it into your project and bake it in a really cool oven until it sets - don't burn it though!), or combine the bunch and see what you come up with.

Some people will age their projects before stitching and some people do it after.. it really depends on the colors your using in your stitchery and what affect you want.

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