This weekend I took an old dress from high school and started to give it a new look with my mama Kay from Colorado Felt and Fiber Arts.
Here is our photo adventure in tea staining.
My old dress... pre-staining...
Giving the dress a good soak before staining...
A BIG pot of tea... letting it steep for a good long while with lots of tea bags!
Removing the tea bags once it is good strong tea.
In goes the dress!
Using a spoon to poke out all the air bubbles so it gets good and submerged... and let it sit for a few hours.
Add some vinegar to the mix after a little while to help it hold the color.
Finishing! (Let it cool, and don't burn yourself!)
Giving it a good washing to rinse out the tea and vinegar.
Ta Da! Still some more work to do before I wear it, but it has been Tea Stained!
Grab yourself something cute and white to experiment with and try out some tea staining for yourself!