Oct 8, 2017

What a difference ...

a dye makes.  Love the design, could not get used to the Tin Roof linen with my chosen floss colors.   Too drab and odd looking, not gray, not green, and the muted floss does nothing for it.  Red will tone green to brown but is really tricky and may leave it pinkish.  I wanted to brighten so I tried orange.  Just a touch.
 
Ahhhh.  Much better.  I can live with this .  The other two smalls were requested for purchase and are gone but no one wanted this drab one.  It's probably a keeper now!
 
And before you ask, no I did not disassemble the pillow.  I used a misting sprayer with the weak dye, then just water, dabbed to remove excess moisture, stuck in the dryer on a stationary rack.  The only thing that changed was the glue.  My other glue is waterproof, Tacky is not, so the bottom came open.  Heating with an iron softens all glues (including fusibles) but they stay in the fabric.  Tacky seems to have come out almost completely with the water. Who knew? 

I'm sure many of you wonder how I could take a chance on ruining a finished piece. The answer is easy.  If I don't like it, the color bothers me, or I tire of the design, it does not bother me at all.  Yes I put time into it and I enjoyed doing it, but I could say the same about blowing leaves.  It's the end result that's important and if I'm not happy with that, get a match.  So I make an attempt to correct what bothers me and if it works out as this did, great!  If not, that's OK too.
 
Yours truly,
the Reckless Stitcher
 
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7 comments:

Barb said...

I totally agree. I have done designs and then done nothing with them. I don't like the design enough to spend time or money on it. Granted, not too often but it does happen!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Dear Reckless Stitcher,
It came out just perfect!!!
Lauren

Karen Budnick said...

You obviously know your stuff as your piece came out just right!

Robin in Virginia said...

Oh Marly, I really like the new version. I think it turned out perfect. Sorry about the glue coming undone, but that I am sure was an easy fix.

Vickie said...

Yes, what a difference! Nice!

Margaret said...

You are good. :D Also, love how your sampler is coming!

Maggee said...

Ahhh... the reference to doing a 'Shirlee' still makes me giggle! I like what you have done! Hugs!

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