Do It Yourself: Ombre Craft Projects

Martha Stewart Living May.08

We've become a bit obsessed with ombre - the shading and fading of colors and tones. While we've looked at various ombre rugs from West Elm and Macy's, the May issue of Martha Stewart Living features an entire section of do-it-yourself ombre crafts. Definitely ambitious (all the projects involve progressive dyeing of natural textiles like linen and cotton), there is a scale of difficulty: the projects range from dyeing napkins and paper lanterns to dyeing bed linens and curtains...

This feature made us chuckle — the projects are so ambitious. Will any ATers try DIY ombre? For the online article and full instructions for each project, see Ombre Craft Projects. This is also a great resource for a basic lesson in using fabric dyes.