Sometimes, I like to dye my projects
to give them an aged look.
To do this, I gather all my supplies:
Instant coffee, hot water, and all of the parts of the project.
First, I soak all of the fabric in plain water.
Then, I add all of the pieces to some instant coffee (dissolved in hot water).
Regular coffee or tea would also work.
They all give slightly different looks.
When I feel like they have soaked long enough,
I take the pieces out and wring out the extra coffee
and set them somewhere to dry.
I usually set them on top of my dryer.
If you leave them somewhat scrunched
they will have “dirt” lines when you are finished.
After they are dry, I press everything
and assemble the project.
Here’s the finished coffee dyed bunny.
Here’s a comparison of dyed vs. natural.
It definitely gives the bunny a different look.
Which one do you prefer?