I recently tried over-dyeing in my front loading washer for the first time. I wanted to dye a white quilt that had gotten discolored and stained and i was inspired by the beautiful over-dyed ticking fabric in the restoration hardware catalog. dyeing in a front loader doesn’t work as well as a top loader since the fabric doesn’t soak in the same way, but I was really happy with the muted results. you can’t tell very well in this photo– but the color came out khaki with a blue tone.

I was disappointed (and a little confused) to read today that Instagram will soon own all of its users content, and while I’m not sure yet if I’ll stop using Instagram, I thought I’d give the WordPress app a try and do a test post by uploading a phone pic here instead of Instagram.


muny has a new line of printed scarves – all hand woven and block printed with vegetable dyes in india. designer samara mahendru lives in my neighborhood and we often bump into each other at the farmer’s market and chat about textiles and buisness. i love her work, and i’m happy to offer one scarf as a giveaway. to enter, choose which scarf you would like here and leave a comment with your choice. shipping is included and international entries are welcome. a winner will be chosen on monday evening!