Prepping muslin Coffee stain or tea stain your muslin however you like. I use instant coffee crystals, whatever kind is on sale. I like my muslin to look super old & stained. My trick is to sprinkle some crystals on top of the fabric while it's in the pot & let it just soak in.
Flickr site of the most amazing, bead, Embroidery and ribbon embroidery work by Turkish artist Nigar Hikemt. I believe she calls this design the Turkish Tulip. KURDELE!nin LALE DEVRİ by nigarhikmet, via Flickr