Studio Snapshots | Something New from My Indigo Dyebath

I love using cloth napkins, and I love to dye old linens that have been given to me by friends and family. What I’ve never done is offered them for sale as it’s hard to make a matched set from recycled old linens. But I finally found a 100% cotton napkin blank that takes the dye very nicely, so I decided to indigo dye up a few sets. I literally was doing my last dipping and unclamping in the dark on Sunday night, so I had to wait until Monday morning to see what I had made:

I was really excited to see this! (Note, these are still soaking wet, the sprinklers re-wet them in the wee hours of the morning, they will dry lighter and with more visual texture).

I also indigo dyed some cotton twill tape so I could tie each set together!

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  1. Would you mind sharing the source of the 100% cotton napkins? I gave up on finding blanks I like, and have been using Roclon Nature’s Way muslin (scoured), which works very well, has a nice hand, and can just be smoothed out of the dryer rather than ironed. But something already hemmed would be nice too 🙂