I am bit late with posting—I was hoping to have it up last week, although the remodeling with a little awry when the contractors hammer when through the wall in the upstairs bedroom.
As this is Tuesday it’s time for a Tuesday Tea post and although I thought that I would mix it up and do a DIY, or rather a TeaIY, post. So here is a step by step process of how to make a Jane Austen-inspired Tea-dyed scarf.
What you will need:
1 White Scarf
An old pan or bowl
Liquid laundry detergent & softener
Iron-on transfer paper
First, find an image (or imagines) that you wish to use as well as your favorite Austen-inspired quote (quotes). Make sure to mirror the images and quotes so that when you iron them on they will be correctly positioned.
Print them out on Iron-on transfer paper and cut them out leaving only a small border around them. I found the iron-on transfer paper works the best if you have allowed the print-outs to cure at least over night before ironing them on to the surface.
Wash and scarf according to manufactures directions.
Find the colour of tea that you wish to use. You may want to experiment on a piece of paper before hand to get the colour you desire.
I used three Twinings English Breakfast teabags and steeped them in a gallon and half of boiling water for about an hour.
Add your scarf to the tea. I dyed mine for about an hour, stirring about every ten minutes to make sure the tea dyed evenly.
Remove from tea, hand wash in cold water using a mild detergent then drain sink, refill, and wash using fabric softener to lock in dye.
Dry according to manufactures directions on scarf then iron.
Follow directions according to your selected Iron-on transfer paper packet.
Have you ever made a Jane Austen-inspired DIY item? I would love to hear about your adventures in crafting.
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Whilst writing this post I was:
Twinings Pear & Apple Green Tea
Time by Rod Stewart