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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tea to dye for

Anyone who watches old war movies is familiar with the shortage of silk stockings due to rationing. If you were lucky enough to even have a pair, and unlucky enough to get a run, you darned or crocheted the hole closed.

Some women (obviously, not tea drinkers, as tea was rationed, too!) made do with leg dye made from cold tea - and painted on seams with eyebrow pencil.

"Gosh, I hope it doesn't rain today!"

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