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Coffee Dye

This is a nice rich, brown dye. Super easy to fix and even has a nice odor while the fabric is soaking.


1 cup ground coffee
1 quart water
stove or heating source
large enamel or stainless steel (not aluminum) pot
study wooden or plastic stirring utensil
container to collect dye
material to dye


1. Combine coffee and water in the pot.

2. Boil for 15 minutes.

3. Strain the mixture and discard the coffee grounds.

4. Add material to the dye.

5. Let the material soak in the dye until the desired color intensity is reached.


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