W.I.P. - Tea Bath for a Ted: Tea Dyeing in a Cup

Today I want to tea dye a teddy bear. This will be a little panda with darker ears, arms and legs. I've sewn the pieces but they aren't stuffed or jointed yet.  

teapot water boiling
teapot water boiling

I'm just heating up some water in a teapot. The flame doesn't show up very well, but the water is boiling. Because the pieces are so small, I can just use a Pyrex measuring cup for the dyeing. I dyed a scrap first to check time needed for the result I'm looking for. If it comes out too dark, I know to keep the actual teddy pieces in the bath for a shorter time.

teddy pieces before tea dyeing
teddy pieces before tea dyeing

Here are the undyed teddy pieces ready to go into the tea bath.

teddy pieces in tea bath
teddy pieces in tea bath

The teddy pieces in the tea dye bath.

dyed teddy parts
dyed teddy parts

Tea dyed teddy pieces. I'm happy with the color I got. Now the panda will be stuffed, jointed, and the face and claw detailing finished.