It sounded like a good idea at the time…

Colour Project – Brown, Part 11

I read in a book Machine Embroidery by Valerie Campbell-Harding about baking and grilling fabrics. “turns them into the most wonderful pale to dark caramel colours.”

Wet the fabric, squeeze out under the tap and grill at a meduim heat until it turns the colour you want

I’ve never quite got the hang of my grill – as you can see below…20 minutes of nothing, then 2 minutes and the whole living area is filled with smoke, the dog is panicking as 3 smoke detectors have been set off and my fabric is on fire!

These were silkCotton, somewhat recognizable…

This piece of cotton is much larger that the others, was folded concertina style and is quite beautiful in parts…

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