oooh I love it when an idea germinates, seeds itself in your head and you have to act
To make it reality.
A roll of white linen, just sitting there, needing to be used, which was actually bought for dying. And an amount of white cotton - silky smooth cotton in purest white. Add to that mix some fabric dye, a frantic afternoon, and an even more frantic afternoon a few days later to sew in available time slots -
And a large crisp white linen and cotton duvet cover is created. I dip dyed along the selvedge edge of the linen, then sewed a centre seam up with the two selvedge edges, so the seam runs up the centre of the bed, and the dip dye haphazardness flows in and out along the fold. The white cotton lines the back of the cover, with a similar centre seam [undyed].The cover is secured with translucent buttons. Left over linen fabric was made into pillowcases to match.
And the flowing line is beautiful. Against the stark whiteness around it, it really is lovely. It is imperfect - there are some dribble marks, but the imperfection is what makes it so beautiful. I love dip dying fabrics - there's a wonderful chaos to the end result. One fabric can create a definate line, another a landscape of fading hills, and then other fabrics - like here - create spidery tendrils which eminate though dip folds. I love seeing the fabric as it soaks up the dye, and then as it changes as it dries as well.
I've now started planning a revamp of the bedroom based on this cover - the room needs repainting, and somewhere along the line I agreed to let the children have their own rooms, so my study/office/sewing room will cease to exist. And for that, I figure I should get to have a beautiful bedroom and alcove office space. In my head it is still and quiet, stark and white. In anticipation I bought this lamp, and now need a side table to go with it...along with a new desk....new blinds....new carpet....