~ A peek inside my studio to see what I am currently creating.~

3.26.2011

~** Coffee Staining Day!

First I rounded up the usual spectators

Then I used an old vintage wood spoon 
to add instant coffee to my pot
 of hot water to mix and dissolve.




Next, I added the items to be stained..


And then I let them simmer ...


Until they reached their desired shade of stain.


Finally, I after they sat in a semi-drained state
(to add some darker specks and places)

I will hang them up to dry.
I cannot wait to show you 
what I will be doing with these
pieces in my next studio post.  
Happy Staining and
happy creating my friends!

20 comments:

Joanna said...

LOVE the usual spectators!!

Looking forward to seeing what you do with these stained fabrics.

xxx

Suz said...

I love doing this, Katie!
Hugs,
Suz

Jodi Ohl said...

ohhh can't wait to see!! Is the instant brew stronger than regular coffee to do the staining?? Interesting, did not think of that! :)

Robin said...

Can't wait to see what you do with those lovely coffee stained fabrics. Have a beautiful Sunday.

Hugs,
Robin

Relyn said...

Pretty, so pretty.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

That looks yummy and I also can't wait to see what beauty you will create.Have a wonderful day Katie.
Hugs,
Marie

Patti said...

I have never done this but you make it look so easy and wonderful I might have to try...

bad penny said...

What fun . I've never stained in hot coffee just a tub of cold. Lookinh good !

Dezinaworld said...

Oh I cant wait to see the results when they are dry. Love the tip about semi-draining them for extra colour bits ... I will remember that.
Anywayyyyyyyy I just popped by to say thank you for your lovely message my friend. Its good to be back
Hugs June xxxxx

~*~Patty S said...

Love the warm glow you have given these special items...can't wait for the rest of the story dear Katie!
oxo

Snugglebug Blessings said...

Always love how staining comes out, so antiquey!!! Is that a word? LOL! Thanks for your sweet words re: my dollies. Can't wait to see your end results.

Lynn Stevens said...

I Love to stain things with coffee and tea, almost as much as I like to drink it! Can't wait to see your lovlies your creating, speaking of
lovlies I received the most wonderful package in the mail. Thank you so much Katie. Just as precious as can be! I'll be sharing on my blog very soon. You are such a Dear!
hugs Lynn

Suz said...

Katie, I cannot wait to see! I love to dye things. It't sort of magic!

Thank you for the words about Jud's and my resilience, you are the second person to say that today and I have never heard it before. Weird, huh? I do adore him. I hope I can hold onto my own resilience!

Did I get your last name right?

Sending love, dear Katie!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

oh I am so swooning over this today! I adore coffee staining - and you have the most wonderful treasures! can't wait to see what you do with these!

QueenBe said...

As a matter of fact I DID receieve your treasures in the mail... left you feedback so I hope you don't think I forgot about you! I love the items and THANK YOU For the little hanging heart gift~~

Lucys Baby said...

Love the peanut gallery! Can't wait to see what you do with your stained fabric and trims!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

What a cute post...love the way your draw a crowd -grin-. The textiles are beautiful and am waiting to see what you're going to do with them.

Patti said...

Thanks for sharing your process! What amazing results - I also like experimenting with different types of tea... lots of variations. Ahh, the many wonders of staining:)

Sandra Evertson said...

Hello Girlie!
I love this, everything looks better with a little age!
Sandra Evertson

Lovey said...

Oh I love coffee staining lace and goodies! Oh what you will do with these beauties...Hugs!!!!