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