Hi, I'm Stephanie, aka "Venus de Hilo". Victoria kindly added me to the group here a while back. I've been lurking quietly and sitting out the tea towel challenge (due to lack of time and a suitable tea towel) while admiring your works here... until I came across this in the stash today:
I received it as part of a swap several years ago, at which point it disappeared into the stash. The colors are not at all "me" but it's too nice not to do something with.
One problem: there is significant color bleed from the dark indigo, so big swaths of the background are noticeably dingy. Is that something that can possibly be reversed, even to a small degree, by washing in .... whatever might help?? I'm on the fence about working with it if the dinginess is permanent, and very willing to risk trying to ameliorate that even if the result is a disaster.
I'd love some stain-removal, color-brightener suggestions from any fabric-care experts with an opinion.
In the meantime, it's great to be here. I've been enjoying poking around, thinking about what block challenges I might undertake, and checking out your blogs.