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Tea Dye

This is another lovely dye that has a tan-ish color to it. This dye is used to “age” fabric and paper so that it has an antique look.

Materials:

5 tea bags
1 quart water stove or heating source
large enamel or stainless steel (not aluminum) pot
study wooden or plastic stirring utensil
sieve
container to collect dye
material to dye

Directions:

1. Combine tea bags and water in the pot.

2. Boil for 15 minutes.

3. Strain the mixture and discard the tea bags.

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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