one pot of tea

and three different results

tea dyed merino

from the left: tea without mordant, tea on alum mordanted wool, tea-alum with iron afterdip


I can’t decide which one I like the most, one brown nicer than other 🙂


8 thoughts on “one pot of tea

  1. All three are lovely…..but the middle one, with just the alum, is my favorite. It seems very ‘warm and rich’ in color.

  2. Hi Monika,

    I drink my tea without anything in it, and that taste is reflected in my choice: the upper one, no cream, no sugar, thank you!
    Thanks for giving us an insight in your experiments with natural dyes:so time consuming,I guess, but so full of surprises!

  3. Thank you for your comments! I agree, tea is a great source of dye – the range of colors – from butter-like to deep browsn as well as the fact that it is so available. Some use it to give fibres vintage look (when small amount of tea is used).

  4. beautiful browns! Is that a PGtips bag? I get excellent shades of dye with tea like that, but not from the tea we get in the shops here in NL. The taste is different and the strength apparently too!

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