Natural Dye – Eco Printing – Tea + Coffee

An index card on a white table. There is jack o' lantern printed washi tape on the top edge of the card. Handwritten on the card in black ink is the information for eco printing detailed on this web page.

At the bottom of the card are stapled two linen fabric samples. The one on the left is labeled coffee and is a grey with two eco printed black dots. The one of the right is labeled tea and is a brownish grey with black eco printed splotches in the lower right corner.

Coffee fabric sample – Tea fabric sample

  • Ferns
  • Sumac berries
  • Sumac leaves
  • Oak leaves
  • Maple leaves
  • Queen Anne’s lace
  • calendula
  • 12 tea bags
  • 50 g coffee

7/13/19 –

  • Soak linen for eco printing
  • Simmer tea + coffee for45 minutes
  • Simmer wrapped bundles for 1 hour
  • Rest for 1 hour
  • Add back to pots to soak and cool overnight
  • Wash and rinse with Soak