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Old 09-13-2012, 05:36
prleaf prleaf is offline
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Default Re: tea dying elastic ?

Originally Posted by fancyschmancybyjeni View Post
I wouldn't likely go for tea dying as I would guess that it could become discolored when wet. Maybe I am not familiar enough with it, but it does not sound like a permanent solution.
in many cases . . . it is permanent. lol - have you ever tried to get a coffee/tea stain out of clothes? in the olden days - they used these, as well as herbs & flowers . . . tumeric gives a wonderful golden yellow! and these have survived for hundreds of years.

but again, it's all in the technique & imo it's heat setting the color that's most important. one just can't dump it over the object & expect it to be permanent.

haha - lime jello is one of my favorite dyes!

edit . . . forgot one thing - vinegar and salt (one or the other) also intensifies the color and aids in setting the color . . . another "colonial days" trick!
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