I made another bag from one of Lotta Jansdotter's books. I picked out a fabric for the lining of the bag but when I got it home and laid the two fabrics together, it wasn't quite right. I wanted something a little more muted. So out came the big pot and the 5-6 tea bags. I boiled the water, added the teabags, and then let the fabrics soak in the tea with the bags for 20 minutes or so (it's not an exact science...just like my cooking). Then I rinsed them out and threw them in the dryer.
There, that's better.
Some more tea-stained fabric--
When I want to go a few steps further to age fabric I pull out the big dogs-- coffee grounds, bleach, and soy sauce.
I have hopes of sewing all kinds of skirts this spring/summer (is anyone else dying for warmer weather!?) and no doubt I'll be going through several boxes of tea.