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Dyeing with natural colours like making a perfect cuppa.

When dyeing with natural colours you will find that time and patience always create a better result and brighter colours. This is something I appreciated a lot, I'm part of a generation that wants everything NOW, and result quickly; so doing something that requires a different mindset brings me joy.

But the truth is that sometimes I enjoy a dyeing process that is faster and simple, and dyeing with chamomile tea bag is definitely my favourite one.

Here I'm going to show you how to natural dye using a chamomile tea bag

What you need:

-Natural Fabric like cotton (already scored and mordanted, and moistured)

-Chamomile tea bags ( half of the weight of the fabric)

-Wooden or plastic spoon

-A kettle

Step 1

Put the kettle on and wait for the water to boil.

Then pour the boiling water on a stean-steel pot, pour enough water so that the fabric can move freely.

Step 2

Add the fabric ( moisture the fabric first, to allow the fabric to absorb the colour equally)

and mix with a wooden spoon.

Step 3

One by one, add the chamomile tea bags, I'm using half of the weight of the fabric, and I believe the colour is strong enough.

Step 4

Let the chamomile tea bag to release all the colour for about half an hour, remember to mix often to that all the fabric take the colour.

Step 5

After 30 minutes you will notice that the chamomile has realised all its colour, you can now remove the fabric and let it dry. Or if you want a stronger colour leave it to soak overnight.

Step 6 and last step.

After one or two weeks, you can wash the fabric with gentle soap, preferably by hand.

Check my youtube video to see the process.


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