Sunday, 28 February 2016

Fail!

I learned a lesson this week, and that lesson was:-
Check the colour fastness of your threads before you squeeze a cold tea bag over your finished piece to age it.
Feel my pain!


This is what Dexter Morgan's Father Christmas must look like
Oh well, back to the drawing board
This month's challenge reveal will be slightly delayed
On a brighter note, I found these teeny tiny daffodils in a hidden corner of the garden. To give you an idea of scale, my funky little mid-century jug is about 6 inches tall.


18 comments:

Ariadne said...

The reason why I only use DMC although I love all kinds of beautiful threads I see around on the internet. Always ask the seller about colour fast and if you have a kit with included threads and it doesn't say don't trust to wash it afetr stitching!AriadnefromGreece!

Kerryp77 said...

It was clearly to achieve a distressed look, just not saying where! It does still look lovely though. Daff's seem to be springing up everywhere now. Pretty vase they're in.

Linda Harris said...

Oh dear that is such a shame. Love your funky flower jug.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Agree with Kerry, poor Santa does look quite distressed!

I always do the messing around with the fabric before stitching on it. Red is so bad, even for bleeding onto white without any liquid being added!

cucki said...

OH dear :(
Sending you love and happy stitches x

rosey175 said...

Isn't that a horrible feeling when that happens! Could you go for a red tea stain for the rest of the piece?

Love the tiny daffodils! (!!!)

Angela said...

Oh no....even red DMC bleeds a bit especially if you have to do any frogging. It's still a cute finish :)

Bea said...

Oh no! So frustrating! Great piece even so.

pen2needle said...

Eeeeps! I feel your pain :( I'm terrified of washing my pieces for exactly this reason...

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Ignoring the accident with the red thread, the tea stain was producing a good ageing effect.

Julie said...

Poor Santa....
Nice jug your mini daffs are standing in.

Brigitte said...

Oh dear, this doesn't make a stitcher happy. I even cringe when seeing it on someone else's piece.

Preeti said...

Sometimes failing is ok. Good that it was not a large piece. I always check the color fastness of thread because I mostly stitch on white. I liked your cute jug:)

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

OMG, I feel your pain. I did exactly the same thing one time.

Annie said...

Oh well. In the words of the Mad Hatter, "Clean cups, move down". On to the next project!
Love that funky vase. Perfect for the flowers. They should cheer you up!

Barb said...

Oh dear , I could hear the air turning blue (not red)from here Christine. Hope it goes better if you try it again. Spring is on its way daffodils are almost finished here. Yours look so delicate.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Oh my...I've done that myself...But you can still finish it up and it will be a memory :)

Mylene said...

opppssss..sorry! though i think you can still finish it off into something.