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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Tea dye

The other day I came across this cool tea tin. Now I'm not a big fan of Jasmine or any floral tea for that matter but I did like the tin. Who knew it would be full of tea. Not wanting to actually drink it I decided to do a little experiment. I had some scraps of muslin so I heated some water and threw the muslin and tea in with it and let it sit all day while I was out and about.

It didn't get as dark as I believe black tea would have but the fabric strips are a nice aged color.

So what did I do with them you ask...  
a little layered fabric hair accessory for my girl.


Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Great dye job and love the hair bow! So if you don't like floral teas what kind do you like? Caffeine or not?
I used to never drink hot tea and I also have to stay away from caffeine....so I experimented with herbal teas since most are caffeine free and I found I LOVE hot mint tea with some honey put in it! YUM!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Just starting to create today's tea post, but stopped by because I have a tin of that very same tea. Bought it in CA, but found it about half the cost at the local Asian market. Jasmine tea is a green tea, and will not get dark. It's amazing you got it as dark as you did. Love the hair bow thingy.

~*~Patty S said...

Love how you took Jasmine Tea and made dye...I would have been drawn to the tin too!

Sweet hair deco you created too!

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