How To Make White Lace Or Fabric Look Vintage
When creating a project that needs a more antique or vintage look
The appearance will require something that looks like it was from
With just a very simple step that can make anything look very vintage!
This is called Tea Staining;
This can be done on white lace that needs to look vintage.
I have successfully done this on lace many times!
I have also done this with muslin material-
Tea Staining works very well on fabrics that are all natural
Such as wool, cotton and linen.
~How a tea stain works to create a vintage or an old fashion appeal~
Sometimes a trim or a border for a project needs a vintage look
Any fabric that is light in color and needs a boost of vintage appeal, might just need
A bit of help from this (Tea Staining Process)
Heres How To Make This Simple Tea Stain
Boil your water
Add about 7 to 10 black tea bags to a large bowl or small basin tub
Add boiling water
Steep for 15-20 minutes
Place your lace or small linen into the bowl
Use a slotted spoon or tongs to move around your lace.
Watch and see how it will transform an item that looks brand new
If you love an antique quality, you can take something new and create something
I have made Victorian looking rag dolls by tea staining my muslin material
Before I ripped the material into strips to make the dolls.
I have also used Tea Staining to rescue doilies that were ruined by a stain.
I have used Tea Stained lace for craft ideas and Valentine cards.
Every trim or lace will take on a different variation of color;
Just enjoy and create something that looks vintage and rich.
You can even use this on very large pieces of material that are all ready stained
You can bring new life to a table cloth that looks ruined from a stain that you have
Of course, this will require at least two large boxes of large tea bags to get this much stain,
To cover the tablecloth in a large basin or tub.
"For a darker hue of stain on a piece of lace or fabric
Soak the fabric in water with a capful of fabric softener before submerging in the tea mixture
This also helps prevent the color from fading over time."
If it becomes too dark for your preference;
Just rinse under cool water!
Once you have your desired shade, squeeze out excess water and line dry!
Try this first on a smaller project to see how it works and how you like it.
Always wash these items that have been tea stained by hand!
Creating vintage lovelies...