Saturday, August 4, 2012

Mission Accomplished and an Experiment

I was checking out the beloved Pentrist  and came across this post about boiling avocado skins and dye fabric, so I gave it try...and then some. I put about 2 inches of water in a small sauce pan, I only had one avocado skin, I boiled it for about 10 min. I then put the dampened fabric in the water and let it set for about 20 min (ok, I forgot about When I pulled it out I was thrilled with the color. Its the most unusual pink. Who would have thought. I hung it up and it got a good grungy look. The fabric in the center is the original white skirt that I picked up at the thrift store.
Then, I shucked an ear of corn, put more water in the avocado water and boiled the silk and everything, I didn't boil it for very long, I just dunked in the piece on the right and hung it up.
This morning I was so delighted with the way the colors turned out.

Stacey and I made it back from our trip to San Francisco. It was just delightful. We made it to all the Missions (which was our mission) then when we got home we saw we missed one. I'll be posting pictures soon. Being gone for 6 days. I had a LOT of work to do, I just now caught up.


Dandelion and Daisy said...

I really like playing around with natural dyes. I don't know much about it and I'm not sure why I'm doing it....but it really fun. Love the colors you got, who would have thought pink from avacado skin....very nice!

Diana said...

What a wonderful idea and the color is devine.

Diana said...

I LOVE the colors that this wonderful superfood created! I am heading to store to pick some more up! I have dyed with many other natural plants, but not avocado ! Thanks for sharing!