I save horror pictures---the kind where a quilt fades so badly the original design is significantly changed.
For Halloween I thought I'd scare you
with pictures of quilts made between 1880 and 1920
when the new synthetic dyes were so unreliable
you could start with two identical looking reds
and after one washing wind up with a little
red and a lot of tan.
Do notice that the spiky points in this New York Beauty/Rocky Mount
quilt are almost completely faded to white.
The worst culprit in the gang of fugitive dyes
But green also disappeared...
leaving few clues behind.
Could this happen to YOU?
Unlikely today because we use more color-fast dyes.
But that's the point of goblins---they could be under the bed.
Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin Sculpture, 1998