Skeleton and Hand Embroidery Redo

Back in January I did a few embroideries on fabric that I hand dyed with tea. After a couple of months the dye faded leaving the background just a plain white again. It looked pretty boring after seeing the splatter affect that the tea left, so I started brainstorming ideas on how to do something that was permanent.

Here is what the two pieces looked like when dyed with tea:
dscn2405You can see more of this piece prior to the re-dying here.dscn2387Yo can see more of the hand prior to the re-dying here.

I liked the way the tea looked a lot, but I’m even happier with the results I had the second time around.
DSCN3889 DSCN3887DSCN3890
This time around I used acrylic paint so dye the fabric. It ended up being a lot more vibrant than before! Even better yet- it won’t fade away. I did a test swab the same way and even put it through the washer and it stayed put.

DSCN3895 DSCN3893 DSCN3892 These pieces are also for sale in the shop!



Filed under DIY, Embroidery, Fabric

3 responses to “Skeleton and Hand Embroidery Redo

  1. These are amazing! You’ve taken creepy and added a groovy vibe — seriously cool.

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