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)
-Medium size Pot (which pot material should I use? check my last post)
-Wooden or plastic spoon
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.
Add the fabric ( moisture the fabric first, to allow the fabric to absorb the colour equally)
and mix with a wooden spoon.
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.
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.
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.