Post # 1
I bought some lace today and want to dye it to an ivory color with tea.
I am trying to avoid having to go out today to buy Lipton tea, because that’s what people always mentioned…I have tea in my house, but not Lipton tea.
Someone please explain to me what kind of tea it should be….Lipton is just a brand, isnt’ it?
Do I need chamomile, black tea? etc?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2011 - Gardens of the World
Nothing herbal or green. I had to dye some lace a couple of weeks ago and I just used regular black tea that I already had in my cupboard.
Post # 4
Is the lace organic (like cotton) or is it synthetic (polyester)? That makes a difference.
Post # 6
I died some with red rose (a black tea) and it worked just fine. mostly. (if you have a cat, keep her away from wet tea soaked lace, unless you want tea all over your house)
Post # 7
dang, guess I’ll have to get some black tea
Post # 8
Tea dyeing tends to work on natural fabrics… I had some synthetic lace and the tea seemed to just roll off some parts. It might be worth just trying to dye a small sample of the lace before you invest in too many tea bags, to see how it will turn out. Then again, you can always just drink the tea!