I bought some 8/12 cotton warp in some pleasing colours and then tore some fabric.. gifted to me by a friend, into strips to see how they would match the original pattern and colour scheme on the material... I used a strip of cardboard.. nothing complicated!
Its colours are subtle, all the original pattern of flowers and leaves has been lost... to reveal the warp colours in their stripes, with the merged and muted colours in the fabric randomly, but somehow uniformly dispersed over the whole piece.
I tore the strips into 1.5" widths, and used a 12 dpi warp, weaving my own tape first and last to wrap and sew in neatly at either end.... its not hard.. have a go!!