Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ready, Set, Stitch!

When I got home from work yesterday the first thing I did was choose a fabric to tea stain. I knew the threads I was waiting on were coming soon and I wanted to be ready. This 32 count Lugana fit the bill. I guess I didn't have to choose such a large piece of fabric...but I wanted extra!


I snapped this quick photo with my phone in the big middle of flinging tea. Yes, the fabric covers my dining table. It took me all afternoon to get this thing dyed, it was so big. Then, I only gave it a quick ironing and laid it out over the sewing machine desk to finish drying. I usually iron my fabric completely dry but I'd had enough of wrestling fabric for the day! It got a good ironing after work today.

The fabric was ready just in time because look what was in my mailbox:


These are the threads Nina chose for me to stitch La D Da's A Bird in Hand with. Aren't Nina's threads pretty? That is my finished fabric underneath.



I'm very excited to start! Everything is kitted up and I am ready to stitch.



Nina sells her lovely hand-dyed threads and trims ~ go look here
To see how I dye fabric ~ go look here!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

45 comments:

Carrie said...

Those threads are gorgeous! I can't wait to see it when it's finished.

Barbi said...

OMG amazing fabric, amazing floss and amazing chart! I love love love! I have yet to dye fabric and I keep telling me that I have to do so...one day I actually will. LOL

Margaret said...

I love how your fabric came out! And I love the fibers chosen for the piece too. I want to stitch this one someday too. Looking forward to seeing yours!

Karen said...

How cool! Can't wait to see this one stitched with her threads.

happy stitching....

Karen said...

How fun to tea-dye your own fabric! Your La D Da kit looks great! The threads are very pretty. Enjoy your new start!

April said...

The fabric looks great!!! I love those colors!!! Can't wait to watch it come together! lol

Fiona said...

such pretty colour threads.... I have never tried tea dye so appreciate the link... thanks
Hugz

Kathy A. said...

Oh what a lovely color your fabric has turned out! I hope to be brave enough some day to try it.
And those threads - what lovely colors. Off to check out her website.

P.J. said...

Purty!! Like the pattern, it's going to look great. Should a fun, fast stitch.

Johanna Zweden said...

Have fun, making it
greetings Johanna

Ali said...

Gorgeous threads loving the fabric - cant wait to see your progress on it xx you look very organised!! a little bit jealous here - I must try harder lol xx

Christine said...

Ooh, that is going to be gorgeous. Love the tea dyed fabric. I curry dyed my t-shirt yesterday, does that count?

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Your choice of fabric and threads looks great. Creating your own fabric colour is the clever way to do it.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous fabric!

Julie said...

Looking forward to watching this one develop. I really must try tea dying some fabric, the effect is lovely.

Mouse said...

oooooo simply gorgeous .. must get some more fabric dyed too and off to go look and drool at nina's threads etc .....
I've got this chart too :)
love mouse xxxx

Chris said...

The supplies look beautiful, I am looking forward to seeing the stitching :)

Rachel said...

The fabric looks so fun!!! The threads are gorgeous, I can't wait to see them in use. :)

milly said...

Hello

This project looks like it will be beautiful.

I love what you've done with the fabric and the selected threads look so pretty altogether.
Lovely chart too.

Vickie said...

Great stuff you got going on there. :)

Catherine said...

I love dyeing my fabric! Those thread colors look wonderful against the fabric!

Nicole A said...

I've been wanting to try to tea dye my own fabric -- looking forward to trying it and I'll let you know how it comes out! :) Lovely threads, too!

Nicole in MA

http://justkeepstitching.blogspot.com

Sally said...

OOhh I can't wait to see your start! Those threads are gorgeous and I love your fabric!

Krista said...

Love the new start you are planning! Aren't Nina's threads gorgeous?! I just got some myself and will pick out a special piece to do. Happy stitching! Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Rachel S-H said...

Beautiful and the colors look lovely together.

Sue said...

Very nice threads and your tea dyeing technique looks great.

lesli said...

Girl...THANK YOU for always sharing the best stuff! I've been interested in dying my own fabric, but never knew how it worked!

Angela said...

Those thread colors and your hand dyed fabby are absolutely perfect for that design!

And why is it that even when I follow your wonderful directions my fabby doesn't look like yours :) LOL.

Carol said...

Wow, that is one huge piece of tea-dyed fabric!! Thanks for the link to your tutorial, Sharon--looks simple enough. Now I just have to get up my nerve :)

I love that design and know your fabric and stitching along with Nina's threads will really make it shine :)

Lynn said...

This is going to look so pretty on your stained fabric. It really turned out nicely! I love the colours of Nina's floss. I've used some of hers before and really like it.

Pumpkin said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy! Love the threads and the fabric :o)

Deb said...

I love the idea of flinging tea (or anything around). I think that your fabric came out really nice and those threads are going to look wonderful on it.

Dani - tkdchick said...

great dye job Sharon and those threads really pop on it!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Wow, you have lots of work to do. LOL I love your thread colors, very nicely subdued.

Michelle said...

Lovely - I have this one in my pile to stitch xx

Joysze said...

OOOOOOOOOOH!!!!! Can't wait to see!! Have you started yet?????!!!!! :D

Sandra said...

Wow it looks wonderful!!!Love that color scheme, this will be a neat finish for sure!

Myra said...

That is a huge honkin' piece of fabric and your tea staining looks great on it. Looking forward to seeing this finish.

Veronica said...

LOL! Flinging tea sounds like fun. The result is lovely. It's gonna be a beautiful project!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Penny said...

Your fabric and threads are beautiful! Love the pattern too! :)

Anne said...

The fabric looks great! AND LARGE! Wow! Where do you get fabric that large?!!! Those threads...oh sigh...so lovely!! Can't wait to see your start!!

mdgtjulie said...

Don't you just love it when it all comes together like that? Can't wait to see your progress!!

Doris said...

the fabric and the thread look great!, beauitful.

Mary said...

Great job on the fabric. This will be gorgeous!

Solstitches said...

Wow, that really is a big piece of fabric!
You already made a great start using those yummy threads.
Margaret