These Intricately Embroidered and Painted Tea Bags are Incredible Recipe

These are recycled tea bags! You have to see these examples of an amazing, ongoing, tradition of tea bag art, sculpture, embroidery, and stitching.

These Intricately Embroidered and Painted Tea Bags are Incredible

There is an amazing tradition of tea bag art, sculpture, embroidery, and stitching. It's detailed and fascinating, and I thought I'd share a few examples for a bit of Monday creative inspiration. If you're a tea drinker who throws away your tea bags, these might have you rethinking your options!

Diane Aguilar uses beads and embroidery, and recycled tea bags in her tiny creations. Note the teabag patchwork details and seed beads on the beautiful sunburst below. And, her peacock? I especially love the palm fronds.

These Intricately Embroidered and Painted Tea Bags are Incredible

These Intricately Embroidered and Painted Tea Bags are Incredible

If you'd like to see more of Diane's creations (above), follow her on Instagram, or check out her Etsy shop.

Next up, Ruby Silvious:

These Intricately Embroidered and Painted Tea Bags are Incredible

These Intricately Embroidered and Painted Tea Bags are Incredible

These Intricately Embroidered and Painted Tea Bags are Incredible

These Intricately Embroidered and Painted Tea Bags are Incredible

It's incredible how much detail Ruby is able to get into such a small space. I love her tiny scenes of far-flung places. And she has even published a book, 365 Days of Tea, documenting her miniature paintings throughout a single year. To see more of Ruby's creations (above), follow her on Instagram, or have a look at her website.

Ok, look at the individually painted grains of black and white rice in this dreamcatcher tea bag (below) by Stephanie Hüllmann. You can find Stephanie, and more of her creations on Instagram, and at her site.

These Intricately Embroidered and Painted Tea Bags are Incredible

These Intricately Embroidered and Painted Tea Bags are Incredible

Bold colors, tiny staples, layering, and thread make this creation (above) an extension of Tiffany Goff Smith's electric, color-blast style. You can find her on Instagram.

And I'll finish up with this circular tea bag by Ruth Davis (below). Love this. She uses Copic Multiliner and watercolor. I could only find Ruth on Flickr, but would love to find an Insta account or website to follow as well!

These Intricately Embroidered and Painted Tea Bags are Incredible


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I commend you on your ability combine art and food. Considering your great recipes and your beautiful teabag art. They both take time and a focus. My question how do alot time for each and still take care of your other daily duties. I too, love to cook and do my art. However, I find I am into my art and let everything else is let go or I am experiment with new recipe and fresh veggies from our garden and I don’t get into the studio. Then there is laundry, housework, grocery and in the summer all the garden work. This frustrates me, but I have not come up with a real good solution. So I was wonder how you manage it all.

Mary Lynn Laker

This site has been getting better and better! ( Thought that was impossible!) You have expanded and added such wonderful things without having lost sight of your original direction. Fabulous transition and I am dazzled by these tea bags!!! Every recipe is a winner, and the variety ( and photography) are unparalleled. Kudos. I love it.

HS: Thanks Lauren! xx!

Lauren

Wow, these artworks are incredible! I didn't even know this kind of tea bag art was A Thing. Thank you so much for highlighting this beautiful work - I've got to go and find out more :-)

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