Monday, July 9, 2018

Using the sun: coffee prints

I read on someone's blog about a method of dyeing fabric using coffee and the sun.  A perfect combination!

Make a mixture of: 1 cup hot water, 2 T instant coffee, and 2 tsp alum.  Put in a spray bottle.

After wetting your fabric with water, place on a piece of cardboard covered with freezer paper or plastic.  Arrange leaves.  I used quarters to hold the leaves in place as it was breezy outside.  Spray the fabric with the coffee mixture.  Leave out in the sun until dry.  For me it was about 30 minutes.  Heat set with an iron and wash.  Easy and fun!!!

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