I’ve been working my way through all of the projects that I brought with to work on. Primarily I have cross stitch with. I finished one that was just started. I finished one that had a little bit left. I started one and am over half way finished.
On Friday night I pulled out the other projects I had and was looking at was left to work on. I ended up starting one only to realize that I hated the color of the fabric. UGH. It’s all I had with to work on. I was a little bummed and moved on. I can always work on my English paper piecing. I have it with and I enjoy that as well.
From there I ended up having some free time while Hubby was sleeping so I watch an episode of Flosstube with Priscilla and Chelsea on youtube. It’s become a favorite of mine. They were talking about cross stitch fabric and mentioned that they coffee-tea dye all of their fabric. Hmm.
After watching that I went back to check in on Kramer. I walked past the family lounge when an
idea hit me….I went to Hubby’s room and was soon back at the family lounge.
See the coffee machine?
See the tea?
You guessed it….I was going to coffee tea dye my cross stitch fabric in the family lounge. I even had something to stir with….
My fabric is in the first picture with the coffee machine. it was really light. For one of the projects I was suppose to stitch snowmen. They wouldn’t show up on that light fabric so dying the pieces was necessary.
Here’s what I did….
I filled a cup 3/4 of the way full with expresso. Then I took a packet of tea and put it in the expresso. The expresso was very dark so I was a little nervous.
I wadded up the fabric and dipped it in.
The I used the stir stick to swoosh it around.
After I got it out I squeezed i and wrung it out getting out as much liquid as possible.
Then I patted it with paper towels to get it as dry as I could.
They are wonderful and will completely work on my projects should I get stuck here and need more projects to stitch on.
As I type this the two pieces are laying out on the floor in my room. They should be dry and ready to go for tomorrow morning.
I can honestly say tea dying fabric is something I never dreamed I do in a hospital….but, desperate times call for desperate measures.