Tuesday, June 23, 2009
"What's Cooking??? Dyeing Lace... Without the Tea !
This is 7 Gypsies crystal die.. I use it for paper projects and thought I would try it out on my old lace... I didn't use tea this time because I didn't have any.. I have used it before for dyeing and it works great..
This is an old white lace tablecloth that was aged and old.. And I am using it for something else! All about "Reuse" "Repurpose"!
What's in the Pot??? You guessed.. I am dyeing the white Lace..
I am so glad my family didn't taste this concoction !! I had it sit in this pot for a few days.. My Family thought I was a little crazy!!
Hey... I'm back!! I couldn't wait any longer.. I missed you all!!
So.. here are a few fun articles to check out about Tea Staining..
How to Dye Cotton Doilies Using Tea
By Jonae Fredericks, eHow Editor
If your white cotton doilies are in need of a change, or show signs of yellowing that you are finding difficult to remove, dying them with tea may be the solution. Instead of throwing away the cotton doilies, you can breathe new life into them by dipping them in a tea solution. This treatment will deepen their color and give them a beautiful new beige tone, or even a color as deep as caramel. Even if you have decided to go with a new antique look to your décor, there is no need to replace your existing cotton doilies when you can color them with tea.
Later.. I will show you what I plan to do with this lace.. Stay Tuned :)