COLD TEA AND A THRIFTED DOILY

WE drink a lot of tea in our house. Litres of it are thrown out over the garden each day. I let two pots of it go cold on the weekend and bo...


WE drink a lot of tea in our house. Litres of it are thrown out over the garden each day. I let two pots of it go cold on the weekend and boiled four cups of cold, strong tea with a cup of vinegar to fix it and dyed a cotton doily that I’d snipped two medallions from. The cotton took the colour just as I’d wanted it to. I’m going to try the beetroot juice from canned beetroot next. Has anyone an idea of a good fixing agent? Salt? Vinegar? I’m trying to do it all with bits and pieces from the pantry. I do have dyers’ chamomile in the garden and it has self-seeded everywhere. When it flowers again I’ll see what colour it produces.

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2 comments

  1. that lady on the radio would know...shannon lush?

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  2. I've heard that vinegar is a good fixing agent. For dying eggs...so not sure about fabrics

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