Take a page from my sketch book:
See that West Elm pillow at the top? I've admired that for nearly a year. I've considered trying to weave it, but the stripes have to be diagonal so that wouldn't work so well. Since I am on a roll making pillows I figured I'd give dying it a go. 
I measured out some stripes and got to painting! 
Can't wait for it to dry so I can add some more color. I'm thinking Aquamarine to go with the Brazilnut?
Phew, it's been one Loooooong and productive day. I'm off to bed! (Well, as soon as this episode of Gilmore Girls is ovah!)