Dip-Dyed Linen Napkins
Add a bit of shimmer (and a hit of color) to your holiday table with dip-dyed metallic table linens.
Photography: Bryan Gardner
Source: Martha Stewart
Lightweight metallic linen
Liquid dye, such as Rit
Cut a 20-by-20-inch square of linen for each napkin you’d like to make. Using T-pin, gently pull out horizontal threads along edges of fabric, leaving selvage edge as is. Continue unraveling threads until fringe measures about ¼ inch.
Dip-dye selvage edge in dye bath of desired color (we used Rit dye in Scarlet), following our dip-dyeing instructions. Hang to dry, at least 1 hour. Wash dyed napkins before use.