Friday, October 6, 2017

White Pot with Olde Patina

With the recent chatter of people dyeing wool thought I'd pull out my white pot and do more Olde Patina recipe dying.  Since I do a lot of antique adaptations that color really speaks to me and gives more credence to an antique looking rug instead of an off white wool.

Below is the wool I stared with.  There is a little over a yard total of the 4 pieces and I used 6 Tablespoons of the Olde Patina recipe in the pot.  You can get the recipe by clicking the link near the bottom of this post.
The results from today are below and placed in the exact position.  All the wool was placed in the same big pot and in all honesty I was surprised to see the white wool turned out darker than the wool above.  Guess it depends on the fiber content of the wool.
Tho I do love off the bolt textures they sometimes present more of a  white in my rugs when hooked than I want.  Yup, I like the dirty worn look of the rugs from yesteryear.

Since there was only a small amount left from my previous Olde Patina dye day thought it was time to refresh my stash.  On the right side is all that is left from the last time I used the Olde Patina recipe.
What wonderful weather we are having yet the days are getting shorter and the we all know what will come after fall ~ uh, winter.  Have a great evening everyone and please....let's be kind to one another.



  1. Great results! Thanks for again sharing the recipe.

  2. It looks wonderful and nice to tone down the brights, I like the old look too.


  3. looks wonderful and definitely going to use your recipe...would you use the same amount of Old Gold (1/8)???
    I love seeing the subtle change...

  4. Oh I love them. I too like the softness of those dyed wools. They are so much kinder to the eye. Now off to see that recipe 😊

  5. I wrote the recipe down and left a comment but I was so tired I must have forgotten to click Publish.

    I love what came out of your dye pot. What's so nice about putting a bunch of wool together is that they all work well together. It always feel like Christmas morning when the wool is taken out of the dye pot.
    Hugs, Julia

  6. Hi Saundra,
    I love how the wool turned out and the name, Olde Patina, really fits perfectly with the results!! Now you have some beautiful pieces all ready for the next project!! Wonder what it will be? Will you be sharing progress on your moose rug?
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Heart Hugs~


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