Tea Staining

What is tea staining fabric?

Dyeing with tea bags uses tea to alter the color of fabric or paper. Tea dyeing is often used to “age” new fabric or paper, giving it a vintage appearance. (Coffee can also be used for this purpose.) Depending on the kind of tea and the length of time it comes in contact with the item, colors range from pale yellow to green to dark brown. This is popular for upcycled crafts because of its environmental sustainability.

For inspiration, follow Cloth Paper Scissors' Upcycling board on Pinterest.

See also: upcycling ideas, upcycled projects

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