Re: HELP!! Bright Blue Wool!!
- Thanks to all for the suggestions on toning down the blue wool. I
had not even thought about tea or coffee. The 18th century frontier
part of me jumped straight to walnut hulls. I will apprise her of
the possible danger of the tannic acid breaking down the fabric over
time. Not sure how long that might be. Our clothing sees some
rather hard usage anyway, so it may not be an issue. To answer
the "Why not bright electric blue?", we are a 17th century New World
frontier settlement (1611 - 1622). Our staff portrays the labouring
classes in that harsh setting (though there are a few peacocks among
our volunteer reenactors!). The thread buttons are her first
attempt. If the embroidery thread breaks down, I will recommend she
try again with black or some other more subdued color. I'm tickled
pink about the thread buttons anyway.