Keeping in with tradition (using a vintage spinners wheel and foot-treadle sewing machine), my talk and demo was delivered in an ole fashioned manner by showcasing a selection of artworks from my Expressions of Love exhibitions, and providing a tactile area of spun, sewn and partly crocheted tea bags for closer inspection.
A few snap shots from the evening, with photography courtesy of Jolanta Szymczyk
For anyone wishing to know how to dry used tea bags, here is a simple method for drying them:
Place wet/used tea bags on a porous surface* to dry i.e wood or concrete, all intact - tea, string, and label. Or alternatively, they can be air dried on oven racks, mesh trays or similar.
Tea bags can be dried in the sun or shade, however in a dry, shaded and warm positions is preferable. When the tea bags are completely dry store them in paper bags not plastic, as they go mouldy and are rendered unusable.
*a note of caution, staining may occur if drying wet tea bags on porous surfaces.