Today I spent some time in the yard dyeing some linen that I bought last week. I am making some prototype kitchen towels that someday will be in my fantasy website shop.
I'm making towels that are to be used specifically as drip cloths next to the sink. We always have a towel laid out to catch hand washed items like wooden cutting boards and butcher's knives. Unfortunately it often looks really mangy because it gets stained with tea rings and rust from iron skillets.
I made an ombre one for fun but for most I will sew together two colors sort of like a sailor's flag.
I am drawing my inspiration from these incredible wall coverings at Navy in NYC. I found them through the blog La Buena Vida. I just love the color variations and the accent stitching.
My linen is a bit brighter now but will fade. The trick will be to have them dark enough to hide stains but faded enough to have textural beauty.