Wednesday, November 25, 2020

To Dye Or Not To Dye


Is that the flip side of  'to be or not to be', do you think? My plan was to dye curtains and bedspreads like the curtains for the office I dyed in July.  I don't know...  I quite like the cream bedspreads. They might show dirt rather quickly though. I think I'll leave them for now and perhaps ring the changes with a dye job later. 

I learnt a lot, making the bedspreads. Not least, sewing from the right direction so that the bulky fabric was to the left of the machine and didn't have to be shoved through the arch of the sewing machine. Duh, I know. 

Do you want to see the inside of the cover? The top consists of two layers, sandwiching the raw edges of the frill, which keeps it neat:


  1. I like them just the way they are! A pretty throw folded at the bottom of the bed would give a splash of color, if that's what you're looking for.

    1. I’m considering making some cushions to add colour.

  2. That was a huge amount of work, Jane. They look great.

  3. This reminds me of when I lived at home many years ago. My Mum made me a yellow taffeta bedspread just like yours with the frilly valance, she also made a curtain for my dressing table (old fashioned now) but I still remember my little room with love.
    I've never been very good with dying so would not take on such a big thing, lol

  4. Clever with words, clever with hands, clever with ideas!!! Phew, you are awesome 😍💗🌹💗

  5. Wow, they make the beds look very neat and tidy. We are under down quilts so our beds look lumpy. You could add a lap quilt for a pop of color.