Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dyeing

All of these fabrics were off white to begin with. I decided to try some tea dyeing. Using two generic tea bags, in a two cup measure I made one cup of tea as strong as possible. Then I jammed all the fabric pieces in it and left it for several hours before rinsing.

I'm not sure where the gray comes from, but it is always interesting to see the surprises that happen. Since the fabrics were scraps, I can't be sure of the fiber content, but I thought the gray one was silk. I love to experiment.

6 comments:

Barbara said...

I've loved my results with tea dyeing in the past, but I never got gray. How interesting and fun!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Lovely colors from the tea--I think I'm going to brew myself a cup of black tea and see what happens. I've enjoyed going over your blog and I really like your quilts, quite lovely.
best from Tunisia,
nadia

Suztats said...

It's fun to experiment and get those wonderful surprises tea dyeing. I've never had grey either, but, then, I haven't dyed with silk, so.....
Nice to see your results

Connie Rose said...

They're beautiful, Sandy!

Linda Stokes said...

Nice subtle colours!

Sue Bleiweiss said...

you got some nice results here Sandy. I especially like that one on the bottom.