A friend gave me some of her original organdy wedding gown which is 56 years old. She threw away the rest of her gown, so I was short fabric. I got some more organdy, and was wondering if anyone who is familiar with it might know how I could possibly "age" it a little.
Would appreciate anyone's suggestions.
Hmmm~ try soaking a little bit in tea and see how that works?
I recently asked about "tea dying" fabric with dye instead of beverages & was pointed to Rit dye in the tan color (which I've bought but haven't tried yet). I asked because I had read somewhere that dying with tea or coffee didn't produce a stable effect -- it could break down or fade with time & washing, and I'm not sure it's good for the fibers in the long run, either. Wish I could remember where I read that...
I plan to try the tan Rit a few drops at a time with some test fabric samples, and see what happens. I found the dye at JoAnn's, in the area where they have fabric markers & fabric paint.
If the fiber is natural...IE cotton, wool or silk, it will take(and retain) color much differently than a man-made textile. Do you have any idea what you're working with?
Can't help you with the actual aging, but you can do a burn test for fabric content:
Does this hat make my butt look big?
The organdy is white combed cotton.
Appreciate the response.
Thanks for responding.
I'll give it a try. I appreciate the tip.
...thinking that the "Dying and Paint" may be helpful.
Searched for "aging fabric", also "distress"
Edited To Add: I hope you'll show us photo of your project. You have me really curious.This message has been edited. Last edited by: wildcatmom,
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