Published on April 15th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe0
Spotted: How to Dye Fabric with Tea
Got some plain fabric handy? Check out how to dye fabric with tea for a natural, earthy look.
We love natural fabric dyes around here, so I was intrigued when I ran across this tutorial from the Textile Arts Center on how to dye fabric with tea. The tutorial author uses a really cool, non-toxic resist technique along with the tea-dyeing to create really cool patterns on her fabric. You can do the resistance thing or just straight up tea-dye your fabric.
To tea-dye your fabric, you will need:
- black tea
- undyed or light-colored fabric
- pot with boiling water
If you want to make patterns, you’ll also need:
- non-toxic white glue and paintbrushes
- sponge and dish soap