Will it ever wash out and let the original bright colors shine through??
I have heard of tea dying but never tried it... Just wondering
I had a fun time last year making some "clean-up-quilts"..just fabric I didnt that couldnt maske it into any of my quilts..so I made quilts from em....big squares, dyed in coffee and tea. I did put some salt into the Tea/coffee and they are still prefect coffee/tea quilts today. I have used them all over..piknic...sleep over or under...sat on them...8sed them as tableclothes...what ever...and they still have that kind of antique look to them:)
It depends on how dark you want it to go. When I do it. I put a cup of water in the microwave with one or two tea bags in it--bring the water to boiling and let the tea bags seep. When I put my fabric in the hot water (take the tea bags out first) I just keep dunking it in and out so I can see how dark it is getting when it looks about right I rinse with cold water, wring out the excess water and press the fabric dry. If is not dark enough, I put it back in the tea--sometimes I reheat the tea. I think it is all experimental and you have to just watch for what you want.
I am making a wedding gift of a sampler with wedding photos and picked vibrant green and red and an accent of vibrant blue. Since the bride likes folk and primitive arts and crafts I was thinking of tea dying them but maybe I should just buy new fat quarters. The wedding dresses were light blue, lavendar and white. So I was thinking if i use color photos I maybe should do sepia and use folksy colors. Does tea dying work best on some fabrics???? Thanks, Jan