Dyeing Sheers With Tea

Hi Jennifer,
Is it possible to dye regular, white sheers with tea? I purchased white ones, and realized I can’t use them. I’d like them to look more tan or antiqued. Please help! Thanks in advance!

Dear Angela,
It really depends on the fabric content of the sheers. In general, dyes and tea do not stick well on synthetic fabrics. Also, keep in mind, tea dyes things brownish, and if you want gold or yellowish-cream, you will need to add a bit of reactive dye to the mix. You can always try out tea dyeing on the sheers that you have. See some of my previous replies regarding tea dyeing. Also, search at www.askjeeves.com for information on tea dyeing. This is a great resource!!
Have fun,

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