felt/fabric staining

hi i cant find any skin colored felt any where is there a way to stain it ?

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13 replies since 7th September 2010 • Last reply 23rd October 2018

I was wondering this myself, I've got an old plain, white bedsheet and I want it green and I was wondering the best way to dye it.

I think you would have to get some sort of skin coloured dye... perhaps?

But I would love an opinion of someone who has done it before Happy

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Hi Loopy!
Perhaps you could try and stain it in coffee? I don't know if this will work on felt but I have tried it with other fabrics and depending how strong or week you make it you could make good skin tones!

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I guess you could stain it with a tea bag too Tongue

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tea works, need at lease 3 or four bags, leave in for about an hour

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Zina, I haven't tried coffee but recently found an online suggestion to "age" white fabrics using tea! It really works great, too. The top I'm wearing in my avatar pic was bright white and too "new" looking to match the rest of my outfit. The tea made it kind of yellowish and dingy but if you leave it in longer, it will dye more. Be sure to test a small area first!

I was shocked that this worked so well, it was free, too - if you already keep tea bags at home Happy

http://interiordec.about.com/cs/howtos/ht/tea_agefabrics.htm

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thanks every one Happy

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Would anyone know how to dye something? I've got an old bed sheet and I want to dye it green. I know I'd have to buy some dye but where would you get it from - by the way I'm in the UK for people that don't know - and what is the best brand?

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BTW Loopy if you try the tea bag suggestion, let us know how you get on, as it may come in handy to the rest of us if it works well.

Lola Ebola: Nice top, but I would imagine when you wash it that you wash it, the tea stain would fade a little. It would be annoying to have to restain it after x amount of washes...

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will do

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btw mabye try it later but dont know cus im starting a new school to morrow

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Dylon is a good brand for the green sheet.I've just done a whole load of white shirts (celebrating the grey these days) in green machine wash in dye and had really positive comments for my apple green outcomes.Make sure you get the right shade i wanted camo green.Read the instructions ! You'll probably need salt to fix the dye
I don't use wool felt but I do use tea's and coffee to dye in small batches for projects.Ziploc bags are great for this would recommended "Layered,Tattered and Stitched" by Ruth Rae for full exploration of this technique.
You can also gesso fabric and use water colors that's how I did the face for Diva K
http://www.flickr.com/photos/essexdebs/4585038773/

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I dont know about dying felt. But usually when i make flesh-colored stuff, i use the tan/light brown felt, and it works out fine. Since most people aren't really peachy/biege anyway. lol

They usually have it at most craft stores, like Michaels. My walmart used to have it too ...until they became felt-nazi's and stopped selling the individual sheets. >.>
Good Luck!

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