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viri
« on: June 08, 2008 04:19:57 PM »

So my question is has anyone any experience with this?
I saw a tut on youtube by threadbanger but does it really work? I mean coffee stains come off easily. Or should I go for (green)tea. Cuz I couldn't get out a
 grean tea stain from a cross stich work of mine.

Any other ideas how to darken a nasty ice blue colored jeans, without losing the it's texture.

THX
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stelloun
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008 10:44:10 AM »

i know that people use tea to make things look older, and you can boil the skin of onions,make a try on a little piece of fabric because I never try on fabric, it should give a brown color.
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viri
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2008 03:13:37 PM »

Yeah
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2008 07:12:00 PM »

I have dyed white fabric with tea and coffee, but here are the problems:

1)  You would need to BOIL the jeans with the coffee on the stovetop, which means you need a really big pot, a really strong person to lift it, and to keep stirring the jeans the whole time.  You also need to not be afraid of shrinking the jeans!

2)  The color has to be set in a vinegar bath (I forget the exact proportions but you can google them easily under "tea dyeing").  The smell tends to stick to clothing for quite a few washings.

3)  The color will wash out gradually, so its hardly worth the bother.

I recommend finding some brown dye and doing a washing machine dye job (I'm not sure exactly how but again, the directions are all over the place online including around here). 
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viri
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2008 02:48:20 PM »

Well shrinkage is not a problem as the pair I want to dye is bit bigger.

I'm a srong person I cook for 40 people during a summer camp so that should not be a problem either Cheesy The bigger problem I don't have a pot that big, so I'll just use the threadbanger's method and use an iron to fix the color.

But that the color will fade away isn't good news. I want to use the coffee cuz I want to keep the original fading of my jeans and only one it to be a few shades darker. Also it's an old one so it may would not get an even color with normal dye. I'm doing tomorrow. The worst thing can happen I waste 500g of coffee and have to think about an other solution to jazz up my nasty ice blue but really confi jeans....

I"ll keep you updated....
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