Tuesday, June 11, 2013

day 11 ......

tea dying ......
the waiting chair .......


what i use ..... instant tea, whole bottle and approximately one-half cup instant coffee .....



into the pot ......



after soaking for a while, 30 minutes or more, wring out but don't rinse ......



then out in the sun to dry .....


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7 comments:

kristie said...

Interesting that you dry it in the sun. Do you have any issues when you wash the quilt? thanks

Randy D. said...

What a great idea! I love that you leave them crinkled up! I'll bet the fabric looks awesome when it's done!

WoolenSails said...

i will have to try that, haven't tried instant.
I use walnut ink but that can get expensive with large pieces.

Debbie

my3Kitties said...

I use the instant coffee to sun dye my muslin, but i've never mixed it with the tea...i'll have to try that sometime! Thanks for sharing this~

Sharon Eshlaman said...

I'll be trying that process tomorrow. thanks for the info.

Me and My Stitches said...

I've been looking for a good way to dye larger pieces. Is it permanent, or only semi-permanent? I hope you show these pieces when they are dry.

Sherryl said...

Can't wait to try this. Is the water hot when you add all of your fabric to the pot?
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