9 February 2010

Tea Dyeing, part one.

Took the cutting mat over today and the (new) rotary cutter (old one was rescued but squashed, but as Anne reminded me, I did need a new blade anyway). 

I spent four hours over there (I’m pleased to report that the loo is very clean, if a little chilly!)  Every time I needed something it was in a box at the bottom of the pile.  Bring back the bookcases!

I have my kettle and tea bags installed and the Ipod plugged into my speakers.  Oh yes, and the heaters too.  It’s been FREEZING today.  We’ve had hail, sleet and snow and its windy – from the north too.

But great to be back at “work”, where of course,

Work = playing with fabrics, colour and threads


I’ve been cutting up lace and silks to dye.

Tea dyeing in the simmering oven.  6 teabags (cheap, Co-op fair trade) in the RHS, 9 in the LHS.  I used the new and old roasting tin, its only tea after all. 
The RHS tin has gone rusty – maybe it will add extra interest.


Ready to cook – covered in kitchen foil to stop too much evaporation and cooked at 60 C for 3 hours.



  1. Delighted for you Helen, good to see you back in swing............ :D

  2. So glad to see that you are functioning again!

  3. It's great to see that things are looking more positive and that you're having some creative fun!

  4. Lovely to see your new work space, and you working again. That tea bags dying looks exciting.