April 25, 2012

DIY Colorful Aida Fabric

I have a not so secret love of cross stitching.  The brand Aida more or less has a monopoly on the cross stitch fabric market, but their color selection is...meh.  Mostly white, beige, grey, etc...except for a handful of 14 count fabrics.  For those who don't cross stitch, 14 count is for old/blind/arthritic people who can't maneuver on fine fabric.  So I roll with the 18 count.  And sometimes I want to get cah-razy...

...so, I grabbed a box of Rit dye and made the Royal Blue fabric below.  It literally took 5 minutes to color and overnight to dry.  I'm already fantasizing about all the fun I'm going to have with this new little crafting trick.