Finally got her done.
And I just love her .
|R&R Reproductions ~ Sophia Waters|
I'm really happy with how the staining
came out on her. She looks very old
and loved. Click on the pics
to make them larger.
I've been asked recently to share my
technique on staining.
I usually stain my linen before
I begin to cross stitch my piece
because I like to use a
lot of over dyed floss. Even though they
may say color fast, it's still possible for
them to run and ruin your finished piece.
Spray or soak the linen with water.
Mix up a batch of strong instant coffee
or walnut crystals with some water.
Use a sponge brush to randomly brush
the linen with the staining mixture.
I blow dry the linen to set the
staining and it's faster, but you could
also let it air dry. Repeat if needed.
If you're using DMC floss you can stain
your piece afterwards if you choose.
I hung her on my large antique bucket
bench in our sunroom.
I think she looks great hanging
among all of my garden prims
and mason jar collection.
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By the way....I took a few more
pics of our bloomin' garden.
|Front Side Yard|
|First Iris to bloom!|
Before I end this post I would
just like to say thank you to all
who purchased my Civil War
Needlebook kit. I am truly amazed
and very touched by your response.
I'm all sold out, but there may still
be a few left at Dyeing to Stitch.