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« on: August 09, 2013 10:21:46 AM »

Hi all,

I dyed some fabric using avocado skins and pits and it turned out PINK!

It was pretty simple and no mordant necessary. 

I simmered them in a pot, strained the liquid into a jar, left that in the sun with the fabric in it and then took it out after a bit. 

The pink is pale but very pretty.


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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013 10:42:35 AM »

wow that is really interesting.  I never would have guessed that avocado would turn the fabric pink (green or brown maybe?).


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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2013 09:34:31 AM »

Very cool.  I keep thinking I want to try this too. 
« Last Edit: August 10, 2013 09:34:53 AM by Belladune » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013 07:35:47 AM »

I love, love, LOVE avocado skin dyeing!  I have done it numerous times, and usually have a batch in the fridge.  For the best pink, pick avocados that look reddish rather than greenish.  Also, silk works even better than cotton.  And you don't need the sun.  In fact, I'm not sure how permanent and light fast it is as a dye, which is actually an aspect I like.  Also, I have gotten all different shades of pink, and even an orange color once!

It looks particularly nice when paired with the purpleblueindigo you get from black bean soaking liquid.  And then you can use the food part for tacos! Smiley

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