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November 5, 2008

My sister’s Tea-Bag Kimono

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — rozveevers @ 4:05 am

I have finally got firm evidence that I am NOT the weirdest person in my family! My sister Megan is an art teacher in Durban, South Africa, and is also studying for an art degree. We have always loved tea. As a family we have always loved tea. Now my sister has created the ULTIMATE tribute to tea. She made this kimono from tea-bags. She persuaded a tea company to sell her some bulk teabags, about 9000 of them! She used them to make this dress and another project. I think it’s INCREDIBLE!!!!! what do you think?

She sent me an email describing the process. She did buy some empty bags but still had to dye them.

“I got the teabags new and boiled them up, then dried them- that could take a few days, spread out on the table in front of the fan. The whole house smelt of tea! Then when they were dry I slit the side with a craft-knife and emptied the tea leaves.”

Tea anyone?

Megan's teabag kimono

Teabag Kimono

This is the other project, a tea bag screen. The two project used a total of 9000 teabags.



  1. WOW – that is amazing, I wouldn’t of believed it was teabags if you hadn’t said.. wonderful!

    AND don’t you guys look alike?


    Comment by scrampinup — November 5, 2008 @ 4:11 am

  2. Woah! That’s amazingly cool! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it (and it makes me thirsty for a nice cuppa!).


    Comment by Pauline Laing — November 5, 2008 @ 6:12 am

  3. That IS amazing!!! Your sister is obviously very creative and talented!

    Comment by Deanne — November 5, 2008 @ 7:04 am

  4. Amazing & beautiful!! Lucy

    Comment by Lucy L — November 5, 2008 @ 9:04 pm

  5. Creativity obviously runs in the family!! Amazing, Roz. Thanks for showing this, I have never seen anything like it!!

    Comment by Linda — November 6, 2008 @ 3:06 am

  6. OMG Roz
    thanks for sharing that with us.Tell Megan I think she has done an amazingly creative job.I so love the soft colour of the Kimono and the screen is very arty too…amazing…hope she got good marks for it!!.

    Comment by Annette Husband — November 7, 2008 @ 1:01 am

  7. I too am a textile artist using tea bags. What fun!!

    Comment by anna — November 23, 2008 @ 6:05 pm

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