There's been a colour run. Whether it's the fabric that has leaked colour, or a particular colour of thread; whether its in a small spot or over the whole project it doesn't matter.
When it comes to hand stitching or sewing, it can be a gut-wrenching moment: your stomach drops, your heart stops. All those long hours spent working on a project and now it's ruined. I have a piece I worked on as part of a Girl Guide project 15 years ago. I'd used no-name thread scraps, and the dark red ran, ruining the project. It got shoved to one side - never fixed, never finished, and so I never got the particular badge I was working towards. Still makes me sad when I see it in my "to be finished" pile.
|The piece from 15 years ago. The corners ran :(|
The water was blue.
I couldn't believe it. All that hard work and now this. I pulled it out immediately, but the damage was done. The white areas were now purple. The people all looked blue and sickly. The pale yellow... wasn't.
|The before and after. The lighting was very different when I took |
the second picture, but you can see the blue/purple dress and skin
What was the suggestion and how did it go you ask? You'll have to come back for part 2 to find out! ;)