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Lime green & Electric blue bedding?

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KatyMac Tue 05-Aug-14 21:41:46

Where from - ideally the same place & they must sell flat sheets as well as fitted

KatyMac Wed 06-Aug-14 09:33:33


EugeneKrabs Wed 06-Aug-14 09:57:52

Designers Guild do really bold colours.


minkah Wed 06-Aug-14 10:03:49

Zara home, I think.

EugeneKrabs Wed 06-Aug-14 10:16:37

Debenhams do plain dye lime bedding, so you can at least get your sheets and bottom pillowcases to go with whichever duvet set you find.

elephanteraser Wed 06-Aug-14 10:18:41

i got my son a nice chartreuse duvet cover in the jl sale. goes with his turquoise pillow cases. nice lime or electric though grin

KatyMac Wed 06-Aug-14 11:17:48

I'm making my duvet covers - so I need pillow cases, fitted sheets & a flat sheet for the bottom of the quilt cover

She has picked a fabulous green & blue African print so I need 2 fitted in each colour, 2 pillow cases & 2 double flat sheets - so I can make some cushions to match

There is a spare mattress up the long side of the bed to make it sofa like

Debenhams & Bedeck are out of stock, JL, Designers guild & Zara don't have the right colours

But thanks for the suggestions

KatyMac Wed 06-Aug-14 16:22:15

They came back into stock at Debenhams - glad I checked again

napkin Thu 07-Aug-14 22:47:16

I got mine half lime green and half electric blue from Asda about 6 months ago.

Icelollycraving Fri 08-Aug-14 07:14:11

The designers guild white set with a turquoise trim is an absolute bugger to iron. Never looks smooth & smart.

KatyMac Fri 08-Aug-14 18:45:27

I ordered them & they are the wrong colour!


KatyMac Sat 09-Aug-14 07:48:23

Ah now Electric blue is now colbalt & lime green is a very wishywashy yeloowy green - apparently I need grass green

So now the thread needs to be entitled "Grass green & cobalt blue"

so any more suggestions?

VeryLittleGravitasIndeed Sat 09-Aug-14 07:50:58

KatyMac Sun 10-Aug-14 08:45:19

That's a great green! Thanks

Flisspaps Sun 10-Aug-14 08:58:05

Charity shops? Those colours were all the rage in 1998 (I had a bedroom in those colours, with a splash of sunshine yellow!)

KatyMac Sun 10-Aug-14 16:57:30

Maybe, yes, but I need quite a lot - so I may not get enough

But it's a good idea

TheFairyCaravan Sun 10-Aug-14 17:00:39

Buy white and dye them?

Icelollycraving Sun 10-Aug-14 17:02:49

That's a good idea. Then you can have lots in same shade.

KatyMac Sun 10-Aug-14 17:04:26

That is genius!!!

I'd have to buy cotton or a synthetic dye (I think they are specialist)

Oh - someone on here knows all about dying.....I'm sure they do - I'll look later & see who it was


VeryLittleGravitasIndeed Sun 10-Aug-14 19:22:03

iDye do both a poly and natural fibres dye, in the same c

VeryLittleGravitasIndeed Sun 10-Aug-14 19:24:33


In the same colour range. I've dyed with both together in the washing machine with ok results. But you could just get 100% cotton sheets too, you can get them cheaply eg.

KatyMac Sun 10-Aug-14 19:33:50

They say if you out the normal dye & the poly dye together you can dye polycotton

Wow! things have come on since I last dyed

VeryLittleGravitasIndeed Sun 10-Aug-14 19:52:57

Yes you can. Different techniques (poly wants to be boiled) but with a boil wash in the machine I've had ok results on poly cotton.

KatyMac Fri 22-Aug-14 22:10:09

I found some <phew>!

Thanks everyone

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