Friday, July 02, 2010

I was reading some blogs yesterday (yes, I have time to surf other blogs but don't seem to be able to post often enough on my own), and found that someone, and I'm so sorry I can't remember who or where, had dyed some fabric using avocados and the fabrics were these beautiful shades of pink and peach. I didn't believe it so I had to try it for myself. One avocado peel and one pit later this is what I had this morning. Next time I'll use a bigger container and maybe more peels and pits and try for a more even dye. I wasn't very careful because I really didn't think it would work. Avocados. Imagine such a pretty pink. (The photo doesn't do justice to the real thing). They say you can get a nice green from red onion skins. I'll try that next.


Sarah Ann Smith said...

Such lovely, gentle colors.... wonder if they are colorfast or fugitive???? Ahhh.... "natural" dyes ... a whole 'nother thing to learn.... Glad you're home! Sarah

Heidi said...

Heidi, off to by avocados :-)