CandlewickRuby420wI’ve been seeing a lot of candlewick bedspreads in the charity shops lately. And I’ve bought a few despite not really liking them (yucky, pastel colours) and having no idea what to do with them once I got them home.

But I’ve finally learnt to trust my instincts on such things.

And then last week whilst in one of those shops that sells everything I stumbled across some indigo washing machine dye and thought I’d see what effect it would have on a candlewick bedspread.

And to my surprise they dye amazingly well! So now I have no idea what to do with a beautifully coloured candlewick bedspread! DyedCandlewick420w

Maybe I could use this coat as inspiration?

9 Responses to “Candlewick”

  1. irene donovan Says:
    March 13th, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I think bold embroidery between the ridges would look good. Fancy dressing gown or vintage type jacket!!

  2. Mary C. Says:
    March 13th, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Funny, we call that chenille. I like the indigo, very pretty.

  3. Ali Says:
    March 13th, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Reminds me of the ocean.

    I had a candlewick bedspread as a child – it’s a very evocative texture.

  4. MILLY Says:
    March 13th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    I thought you had dyed it to be the sea, waves rippling. Go on add a whale and boats, make a candlestick quilt. Better than a coat. x

  5. Nancy Says:
    March 13th, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Growing up we always called this Chenille. I had a white one on my bed when I was young. I have seen them cut up and sewn into quilts and pillows. Most of the quilts I have seen are baby quilts. It gives nice texture. I also saw a pink teddy bear out of Chenille.

  6. Debbie St. Germain Says:
    March 14th, 2014 at 2:27 am

    I like how it came out in indigo. I have blankets like that but they are chenille. I use them for dolls and stuffed animals. Last year I did a bunny with it.


  7. Philip Dodd Says:
    September 24th, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    I’ve borrowed one of your lovely photos above for a story on my blog. Hope that’s ok. I’ll post a link for you to have a look. If you don’t like me using it, tell me straight away and I’ll take it down. I’ll give you credit of course, and post a link. Hopefully, you’ll like how I used it!

  8. Philip Dodd Says:
    September 24th, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Here you go, hope you think I’ve done it justice.

  9. Jan MacDonald Says:
    October 3rd, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    I would like to buy a candlewick dressing gown

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