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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

When Green Turns Gold ...

 Hello my dear friends,

I love trying new things but I find it's harder for me to find things that interest me these days. But from time to time it does happen thankfully.

I had recently found this vintage velvet curtain valance in a stunning shade of green and loved it! I was thinking of what I could do with this beauty and ended up with my favorite go-to which of course is pincushions. Good ... idea found but that wasn't enough, I wanted that tiny bit more to do with it and then it came to me.

Some years ago my dear friend Dawn, from The Feathered Nest had tried something new with vintage velvet and I loved the outcome so I just had to give it a go. She had used 'color remover' to remove some of the color from a piece of vintage red velvet and oh my, the result was this beautiful pink color. So off I went, bought RIT color remover and went to work.

 Hot water in an old pot, a few tablespoons of color remover and my green velvet. I did exactly what Dawn had done, put 5 minutes on a timer and sumurged the velvet in the liquid. Five minutes later and I didn't feel that there was a big difference to my velvet, so 3 more minutes were set on the timer ...

 and OMG I LOVE the result!

My velvet went from vibrant green ...

... to bold gold! 

Well, it almost all of it did. The green thread decided not to budge and stayed that vibrant green color.

Having now two colors of this beautiful velvet I can finally start work and make my newest pincushions. I am going with a good old and well known design but I am going to tweek it just a little to make it my style. I am not going to share more right now, you will have to wait until they are done. Fingers crossed they will work out they way I see them in my mind.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me here at Todolwen today and I hope you have enjoyed your short stay.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. So good to hear from you. Your velvet color is gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you create. Happy creating, Pam