Natural Dye – Coffee with Iron Water

  • 130 g fiber
  • 53 g coffee
  • 3 tbsp iron water

5/12/2020 –

3:45 pm – heat coffee (low medium)

4:45 pm – add fiber

5:45 pm – add iron water

(This is not written on the card, but the samples were left in the dye bath overnight and then washed and dried.)

An index card on a white table. On the right, the information detailed in this post is handwritten in black ink.

On the left, 5 samples are stapled to the card. The cotton fabric sample is a medium grey and the linen fabric sample is the same. The BFL Tweed yarn is a dark brown so dark is it nearly black. The cotton yarn sample is the same grey as the fabric samples. The bamboo yarn is mislabeled as linen and is a light silvery color.

Cotton Fabric – Linen Fabric – BFL Tweed Yarn – Cotton Yarn – Bamboo Yarn (mislabeled as linen)

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