I've gone to the dark side and am working on two projects at once. I know you're all laughing, but it's not my normal process. Anyway, along with a Long Dog sampler, I started Janet Carsels this month. Just another element in my Scottish sampler binge.
I'm using Soie d'Alger on 40 count linen from my stash, so I don't know the color name. I distressed it before I started, with old coffee grounds. That's my favorite way to do it. I can control the process better than with a liquid.