Wednesday, 27 January 2016


Welcome to another What's on your workdesk Wednesday.

This week is not my desk but my kitchen.  I am trying to use up my stash so I decided to tackle my fabric and dye some of the cream fabric I have a large amount of.

On the left is a tea bath and on the right is a tumeric bath.

 I left the fabric to soak for about 15 minutes before rinsing it out.

The fabric on the bottom is the undyed, the middle is tea and top is tumeric.  I was surprised at to how bright is dyed the fabric!

I have a rough idea what to use the fabric for but I need to develop it a bit more.

No 'Man Bites Dog' cards this week as I totally forgot as this was late at night and not in the craft room!

So, dare you share and bare your desk this week?  Go on, we are a friendly bunch and there is always some great stash on show.

Happy crafting


  1. that tumeric stained cloth looks amazing- it has a really strong colour - and I loo forward to seeing what you use these for next.... Helen #?

  2. Love the turmeric cloth - what a fabulous colour. Must put some in when I get home.
    Wish we could have met up but hopefully next year - and then you will have a two year old with you - be lovely to see you both.
    Hugs, Neet 2 xx

    1. Sorry Neet, think your comment went on the wrong page? No kids or pets here! X

  3. Tumeric has so many uses as well as medicinal, love your experimenting
    Bridget #4

  4. Ah great work what a great idea, used tea dye in my sewing but not turmeric, but not a yellow girl, and that is yellow : D
    Happy WOYWW, nice to be back in Deskland again, too!
    Shaz in Oz.x #15

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  5. I knew the turmeric would be vivd - witness my hands every time I make a curry!! It's such a bright, uplifting colour - makes me happy!
    Hugs, LLJ 10 xxx

  6. Wow, the tea one is good but the amount of colour from the tumeric after such a short time is amazing! Look forward to seeing what you do with them... Happy Wednesday to you! Annette #31

  7. Good grief, what a fabulous colour the turmeric provided. I was less surprised by the tea, but am very keen to know what idea you have that needs to be developed!

  8. Hi Kyla, that turmeric really did the job in such a short time! I suppose we shouldn't be surprised really, seeing as how even a drop of curry on clothes stains like the devil.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8 xxx

  9. Wow they look amazing. Reminds me of what I did at school. Take care Zo xx 44

  10. I love the Tumeric dye. Looks great. Very vintage. I haven't dyed fabric for a long time. I used to dye some cross stitch fabric for stitching. I started doing it after doing a science experiment with my daughter lol.

    Sharon K #49

  11. I'm interested to see you dyeing the fabric. When I was training to teach Textiles we did loads of Vegetable dyeing which is very interesting. Look forward to seeing how you use the fabric. Happy crafty WOYWW, Angela x 29

  12. HA. Once again we are on the same wavelength, although I am dyeing yarn and knitting socks LOL! There is a good vid on YT for dyeing with various teas - again, yarn, but should work with natural fabrics too. As should Wilton's cake colouring....

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (41)

  13. What a vibrant result the turmeric achieved. Fantastic.

  14. I really should dye some fabric like that. Great idea. Have a good week. Sandy Leigh #39

  15. Happy WOYWW. I think I did some dyed fabric back in school, so about 30 years ago! Ali x #37

  16. Lovely results. Can't wait to see what you make. Peg 63

  17. Will be interested to see what you make with your material. Yes it really is a vibrant colour. Not surprising curry stains our clothes the way it does. Barbxx


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