Natural Dye – Coffee & Tea

Mordant: Alum = 8%

1/19/19 –

  • Mordant fabric and yarn – simmer 1 hour
  • Simmer/boil coffee & tea (used grounds and leaves) for 1 hour
  • Dip samples in iron water modifier
  • Dye bath for 1 hour
  • Let cool
  • Fabric – wash and dry by machine
  • Yarn – rinse 2xs cold water with Dawn and line dry
An index card on a white table. The information for the coffee and tea dye detailed on this web page is handwritten in black ink.
An index card on a white table. There are 4 fabric samples and 2 yarn samples stapled to the card. The 4 fabric samples are of varying shades of medium grey. The cotton yarn sample is a little darker grey than the fabrics. The BFL yarn sample is a dark greyish brown color.

Linen Fabric – Linen/Rayon Fabric – Bleached Muslin Fabric – Natural Muslin Fabric – Cotton Yarn – BFL Yarn

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