Sometimes an op shop brings unexpected treasure. Secreted away in a box , partially hidden i stumbled on vintage lace. Not just one type. close to 20 exquisite designs. Some simple daisies and others more intricate. In a rare move of self indulgence i bought the entire stash. Then looking at all that lovely beige and white i had the irresistible urge to add some colour.
I love bright colours so into the dye pots went small samples of the vintage lace. Some of the lace was cut into small lengths already, others were harder decision to snip away at.
Here is the samples of a few hours worth of fun in the kitchen with saucepans full of dye. And i had a whole lot of op shopped doilies too… now a rainbow palette.
I achieved the darker sections in the doilies by clumping them upright in a shallow plate full of dye.
Hmm, now what to do with them… a great dilemma to have.