DIY Crafts How to Dye Fabric with Tea

Published on April 15th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

0

Spotted: How to Dye Fabric with Tea

Spread the love:

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plusone Tumblr Email

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
  • tongs

If you want to make patterns, you’ll also need:

  • non-toxic white glue and paintbrushes
  • sponge and dish soap

Ready to dye some fabric? Click here for the tutorial!

Keep up with the latest in the world of green crafts by signing up for our free newsletter. CLICK HERE to sign up!


Spread the love:

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plusone Tumblr Email

Tags: , , , , ,


About the Author

Hi there! I'm Becky Striepe, a green crafter and vegan foodie living in Atlanta, Georgia with my husband and two cats. My mission is to make eco-friendly crafts and vegan food accessible to anyone who wants to give them a go. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



Comments are closed.

Back to Top ↑