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antique linen

An update on earlier post on fabric dyeing….a Bella Notte Whisper

coverlet that I moved from warm tones to a cool neutral…

New piece of antique French linen from La Maison Violette

Her shop of antique French textiles here

mouse brown

Eek…love the “mouse-y” tones of this slipper chair

at Jayson Home & Garden here 

Pretty much my favorite catalog…

Farrow and Ball’s Mouse’s Back here

for color inspiration…

French settee

Again…that sort of gray…sort of brown…sable…mink…

I love this color…perfect boost of dark moodiness…

In the midst of my “dye wars” I was successful in turning a Bella Notte

 silk velvet duvet from a greenish light taupe into this rich tone…

luxury bedding

These are the dyes I use here. Certainly not easy trying to get

just the right tone…but…extremely gratifying when it works!

Always filter the dye before adding to the dye bath…I use coffee filters..

If you are lucky enough to get to Brimfield here

Say hi to Wendy Lewis of the Textile Trunk for me. Her dyed linens here