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Tea Dyeing 100% Cotton

I am making appliance covers for my kitchen and bought 100% cotton quilted fabric – however, I couldn’t find a light beige color so I bought ivory colored fabric. I thought I could dye it with tea and am wondering how much tea do I use. My thought is to make the covers and then do the dye thing. Please help. Jan

Dear Jan,
You are going to have to experiment to find out. If you have scraps of the fabric, you can try various strengths of tea. There is some good information on tea dyeing at http://www.reddawn.net/quilt/teadye.htm.
Keep in mind tea is brown only. No cream, pink, or yellow in it. If you want a different shade or tint, you will need to add a pinch of dye. good luck!
Jennifer

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