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Does anyone know how to dye a piece of lace so that it looks antiqued?

 
Moms_Angels1960

Asked by Moms_Angels1960 at 12:40 PM on Aug. 6, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Take a tea bag or two & put it in a pan of water to boil. Let it cool down so it won't shrink your lace out of shape. Put your lace in the tea and let sit. Check it now and then for color desire. Rinse well in cool water. If not dark enough, put back into tea. Repeat till you reach your desired color.
    specialwingz

    Answer by specialwingz at 12:42 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • soak in tea
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:41 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • I read once to use brewed tea...soak it for a while then rinse and dry it.
    benjamink

    Answer by benjamink at 12:41 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • yep i was going to say to use tea also
    ria7

    Answer by ria7 at 12:41 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • oh,and don't rinse it,let it dry and then you can rinse it and redry it.
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:41 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Soak it in tea.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 12:42 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • In a cup of tea!! Seriously! Boil a regular old bag of tea in a large teacup (or several tea bags in a small bowl if you have a lot of lace), place your lace in the cup, let soak for a few minutes, remove, rinse, and let dry...VOILA!! This is where the name "tea-stained" came from! :o) I've done this with bright white doilies and table runners of all different fabrics, and it comes out perfect!!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 12:43 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • a tea bag
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:44 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Coffee will do it too, but it is a different shade. The key is to allow it to dry to set the color. You can repeat the process until you reach the color shade you want.
    WoodWitch

    Answer by WoodWitch at 12:46 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Brew some double strong coffee (use the same amount of coffee and half the water). Soak your lace in this, checking for the desired color every 15 minutes or so.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 12:58 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

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