Coffe and tea dye for a second chance.....
I designed and made this silk chiffon dress a couple of years ago. It has been embellish with guipiur lace at the top, and it was all pure white. Now days, it was going to be used again and decided to make a change of color. Since I come from the "land of coffe" I decided to use coffe as a dye, and it worked beautifully. I had to give about 6 "layers" of color since it is darker on the hems and center front oppening, The lace did not take the color in the same way, the shade was different, and that is where I had to use tea, and the color came perfectly. I hand washed and put a bit of vinegar in the first wash (6-7 washes, after every dip into the coffe!!!) and I can assure you that is color fast. Hope you like it and dare to experiment with "Costa Rican Coffe!!!"
Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Adriana Orozco
Posted on Sep 26th, 2010 in design, fabric, tips & tricks, embellishments, reader's closet, , hand dye, silk chiffon