Last year, after moving into my new place, I was on the hunt for some killer throw pillows to spruce up my existing grey living room sofa. I searched high and low and just couldn't find anything I liked (that was in my budget) so I thought; "I'm a crafty girl, I know someone who's a wiz on the sewing machine, BOOM- let's make some!"
I had originally fallen in love with and was inspired by the gorgeous textiles and designs by Rachel Atwood. Having had some previous tie dyeing experience from my time with Urban, I set out to save myself a few bucks and make my own pillows. Along the way I ended up creating a few different styles, playing with fabric combinations and have got to say I'm pretty happy with the final collection!
I knew I wanted to keep the color pallet somewhat limited so I chose Rit Dye in denim blue and black. As you can see the "black" turned out a little more purple than I had expected so, I experimented and tried to leave the fabric in the dye longer but I the color stayed the same. I also decided to go with a white denim as the base fabric to keep the overall look somewhat consistent between the two dye colors. I backed all the pillows with a contrasting light grey linen and added a gold exposed zipper for a tiny touch of pizzaz.
My living room scheme is still a work in progress or else I'd show you the pillows in their natural environment. But, rest assured, after I added in a faux fur pillow the amount of texture is just right for me!
A huge thanks to my Mum for her sewing skills and for sticking by me as we constructed the grey herringbone pillow!! It's by far my favorite one :)
What do you think?! Could you incorporate tie dye into your home or is it just a little too Dazed and Confused for you?