Saturday, 12 March 2011

Hand-Dyeing Fabric: Experiment One

So after a bit of internet research I have decided to have a go at hand-dyeing some fabric, since I love stitching on the hand-dyed fabrics I have bought from The Crafty Kitten.  I found some instructions at this site but am attempting to use green tea bags in order to get a dirty, greeny colour.  The following picture is of the fabric soaking in its bath of colour.  I am very excited to see the results.

OOH IT IS LOVELY!!!!  It has come out an off-white colour with a greeny tinge.  The photograph doesn't really do it justice.  Overall I am pleased with the experiment and am going to try again with different natural dyes and colours (mind is racing with possibilities!!).  Should just mention that originally the fabric was a white 28ct evenweave.


  1. It looks lovely. Well done. Can't wait to see what you do with it.
    H x

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  3. Your hand dye fabric looks lovely to stitch on. Congratulations!

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  5. looks great, I'm was thinking of tring tea dying, might just give it a go now!