Sunday, November 05, 2006
The tote to be stitchery is done and for a while I have thought it was to bright.
My plan is to make this tote with brown fabric.
I am not saving my best fabrics anymore, so my Japanese taupe fabrics it will be.
I have been wanting to try tea dying for a long time and now was the perfect moment.
I used the Little Quilt recipe of 1 quart hot tap water to 6-8 teabags.
Letting the tea bags soak for 15 minutes and the quilt bath for 15-30 minutes.
First try with letting the quilt bath for 15 minutes gave a to light result for my use.
You can not know the result before the fabric is dry, and it looks much darker wet than dry.
I had poured out the tea dye, so at it again, letting the stitchery bath for approx. 25 minutes more.
I like the result, and you can see the difference.
I will do this again on other works in the future !