I am just so pleased with how this turned out. I have had this piece for some time (okay, a really long time) and was undecided as to what to do with it. I was drawn to it for some reason. It looked like this at first - complete with stains.
The stains were not washing out, so I decided to try tea dying the piece to make them less noticeable. Sooo, then it looked like this.
I then let it dry on the line.
Now after all that, the stains had faded, but the piece wasn't a real color. It looked like a half-way job. I ended up going through the process all over again with a little mixture of tan and brown dye, and I love how it turned out. The stains virtually disappeared.
Since I am not entirely certain what its original purpose was, I had a difficult time deciding what to do with it. I thought a long pillow - naah, an odd table-topper - no, too weird, how about a curtain in the spare room? It is rather primitivish. (Yes, new word in the King's English:) I did not photograph it on the window, because the light isn't very good in that room, but here it is against a red background.