In front: coffee grounds-yarn; in the back: roiboos tea-yarn
The perfect thing for me during wintertime, while nature is "sleeping" is to experiment a bit with things I have in my kitchen shelfs and yarn :-)
This time I tryed out some old roiboos-lemon-tea (leaves) and coffee grounds. One of the many good things about tea and coffee-yarn-dyeing is that you don´t have to use any kind of mordant - a good thing for nature! I didn´t have very much coffee grounds so I just dyed a small amount of yarn to see what happens. The yarn I dyed is icelandic, and called "einband" - it´s laceweight and the perfect for shawls or really thin clothing.
I really liked how both colours turned out. The tea-yarn became yellow-orange - but if you use black tea you get a totally different colour: surprise... brown like a cup of tea!!
The coffee-grounds-colour was a nice, soft brown - but I´d like to try using a larger amount of coffee to see if I get a darker tone.