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Tea-dyeing a Straw Market Bag?

I'd like to dye a straw market bag with tea. Has anyone tried this? Does it work? I've taken the handles off and I'm keen to dye it a shade or so darker. I would appreciate your help and pictures of results you've had!

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September 22, 20170 found this helpful

You will need

  • 40 Tea bags
  • Large enough pot to soak your purse in
  • Utensils for stirring and removing your purse
  • Tea kettle for making your tea

Step 1
Cut off all the strings and tags on the tea bags.

Step 2
Brew the hot water in your tea kettle or in the pot on your stove.

Step 3
Add your tea bags and let them steep for around 15 minutes.

Step 4
Rinse your bag in cold water and wring it out. Do not let it dry out.

Step 5
Turn off you kettle on the stove and put your purse in the hot tea water. Leave the tea bags in the water when you do this.

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If this bubbles up use the utensils to push it down. You want to make sure it is completely submerged in water.

Step 6
You can let this soak 1 hour to 10 hours depending on how dark you want your purse. Overnight is good to allow it to soak in the tea water.

Step 7
Remove your purse from the mixture and rinse your purse.

Step 8
Fill the kettle with water and a splash of vinegar.

Step 9
Soak the purse in the water and vinegar for 10 minutes.

Step 10
Remove from the pot and wring out. Lay flat to dry.

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