I just started on a new felting project, a little girl with roundish pigtails. I am going to be making a larger cloth version for my daughter’s birthday and decided a miniature one would be a good trial run.
Anyways, when I started to “color” in her face, I realized that I was using tea colored wool for her skin. I thought that perhaps other felters could benefit from this. I follow the same method that I use for dyeing wool with food coloring and substitute brewed tea for the food coloring. It creates a very soft beige that is hard to produce with food colors. I will have to find some time to research natural dyes and experiment a little. But for now, I will just be happy that I can make more beige with a little bit of tea whenever the mood for felted baby dolls hits me! Give it a try. I wonder if different kinds of tea produces different shades of beige?