Thursday, October 28, 2010

From Old to New

This is some old lace I have had for a long time. I know we had it when we had the costume shop in Winter Haven, so it has to be at least 25 years old, if not older, we used some on a few costumes and I had some left, but it has stains on it now .I could not decide if I wanted to paint it ,dye it with tea or use markers .

The white shows the stain so I thought I would try the markers and this is what I got , I like it and will probably cut it up and use it on some crazy quilting .
 I have more of the lace and I think I will tea dye that one  .


  1. I love the markers. Great colors and I probably would not have thought to try them. I used to tea dye a lot when I did CQ years ago. Be warned that each brand of tea gives you a different tone and some are more orange than tan. Or even a pinky color. I often use to use coffee and the grounds. I would put it into a ziplock bag and let it sit over night. Lots of old age spotting!

  2. I wouldn't have thought of using the markers to dye the lace. It is so pretty!


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