Left Photo

Left Photo

Middle Photo

Middle Photo

Right Photo

Right Photo

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Laced Tea

I scored this great cropped lace top at a thrift store for fifty cents the other day, but didn't want to keep it white so I decided to venture into the world of natural dying.

I thought some of you might enjoy a tutorial on how to dye your own lace using teabags so here goes:
Step 1: Boil 4 cups of water per yard of fabric.
Step 2: Once water is boiling, remove from heat and put in tea bags to steep for 5 minutes.
(Use approximately 1 tea bag per cup of water)
Step 3: Remove tea bags and put fabric in pot
Step 4: Stir to ensure all fabric gets stained for at least 10 minutes
(You can leave the fabric in longer if you want the color darker. Note that it will dry a shade lighter than what it looks like wet.)
Step 5: Remove the fabric from the tea bath and let line dry.
(You can dry in dryer, but you will need to wipe out the dryer after so that future loads do not get stained.  i.e. Do it the lazy way and let it air dry.)

If  you aren't happy with the color, repeat the process.

Top: me, Belt: Belk, Shorts: AE, Sandals: Belk

All Things Pretty Linky Party

6 comments:

  1. This is an awesome technique! Thanks for sharing! Be sure to add our linky button on your post somewhere so others know where you linked up at! :) Thanks for linking up, girl!

    ReplyDelete
  2. SO AMAZING! I didn't even know you could dye with tea?! I mean, I suppose it makes sense...

    Also, the baby bedding I'm using is actually on my moodboard! It's a yellow cribsheet and a geometric gray/white bumper!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh! I need to go back and look at it. Did you buy it or are you making it?

      Delete
  3. Wow - that's awesome, I've never tried dying lace before! I'm gonna have to try that some time! I'm a new follower!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the follow! I loved your blog as well and followed.

      Delete

Feel free to leave me some love. It makes my heart smile.