Sunday, 25 August 2013

Dyeing with avocado skins

Been intending for a while to have a go with avocado skins, so managed to get a few reduced in the supermarket for an initial experiment.  Skins and pits only, into the dye pot with small cotton pieces mordanted with alum.  Very encouraging result, a very pretty shell pink colour. The pieces are unevenly dyed as I only used a small pot, but are fine for experimental pieces - I can incorporate pieces of them in other projects. I'll definitely be doing it again, next time on some knitting wool; the avocado skins can be kept in the freezer until you have enough for what you want to do.

1 comment:

Simone said...

Who'd have thought that avocado skins would give a pretty pink result?