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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I think it's pink....
Experimenting with avocado dyeing goes on. This time I used NO MORDANT and did not use a stainless steel pot. I scored the avocado peel and placed the peel right side up in the pot. Put the fabric on top of the peel and then covered all with water. Heated the covered pot to a boil and then simmered for about 1 hour. I let that sit for 24 hours and then just rinsed the fabric. The shade of pink is a bit darker than in the picture. After 24 hours there was hardly any of the dark color left on the peel.
Before and After dyeing
More experimenting in progress, so stay tuned. The cut-up pit is still out in the sun, used some of the meat closest to the peel and wrapped it in a fabric bundle and put it out in the sun and am now over-dyeing some fabric.