How to tea dye fabric?
I needed a tan bolero jacket to put on over a dress. I did not have any more money to purchase one, and so I had a white one which I really rarely wore. I took an 8 qt. stainless pot, put in 10 iced-tea sized tea bags and water, then let it boil. With regards to was done boiling, we saturated my white bolero in cold water. I then put it inside beverage liquid and let it boil for around a quarter-hour. After 15 min., We took it and tossed it when you look at the washer on rinse pattern with 1/2 cup salt to set the dye. It arrived on the scene beautifully. It absolutely was tan and matched my dress completely! I have cleaned it a few times, and it's still a light tan color.
By Jackie S.
We have these white curtains, 70% Polyester and 30% cotton. I wish to dye all of them a medium tan to go with my new couches. I happened to be wondering if anyone ever before utilized coffee or teabags as a dye. Or can I get that RIT dye? I have heard you could utilize coffee and tea, but i am unsure how much to include a bucket and just how very long do We ensure that it it is into the container? Thanks very much!
You'll want to utilize black colored beverage, and/or coffee with this, and go with a deeper appearance than you wish. Perhaps leave it in much longer too, due to the fact poly content won't use the dye, and you should want to absorb what you can in cotton. I tried to color a poly cotton fiber blend black colored but was only capable of getting it a gray, if it helps. I am sorry but this might be a winner or miss. And you can make use of rit dye also, but same situation. It doesn't matter what because of you use, however, you will want to boil it, and try both sodium and vinegar to set the stain.
We have a white floor-length flared skirt (lots of cotton fiber and linen product) that I desperately like to color. I'm going for a dusky, vintage, brown appearance, like something out-of a thrift store. I thought about tea staining - is it possible to get a grip on that much material on a stove top? I have never ever dyed prior to, thus I in the morning a complete beginner. I need most of the help I can get!
moondog from Tulsa, OK
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I mightn't believe unless the material ended up being slim like absolute curtains, (that would have a pot that big?) and what in pretty bad shape wanting to wring it out. Are you sure there isn't a dye from store that'll work? Try a fabric store because they may carry even more choices, then make use of your washers mild period. Additionally consider carefully your material content. Whether or not it's all cotton, possibly attempt a blend of two colors. Whether or not it's got any plastic or polyester in it, it will tint less heavy than cotton would. Good luck.