27 April 2013

natural pink

I just updated the shop with beautiful (if I may say so) cotton gauze scarves, naturally dyed with avocado skins. You can see them all here in the shop.

natural pink

natural pink
this one was (half) dipped only in avocado skin dyebath

natural pink

natural pink
this one was first dyed with wild fennel greens,
then (half) dip dyed in avocado skin dyebath

Looking forward to carrying these lovely shades of natural pinks in the shop all through the year !

16 comments:

  1. You are an inspiration... I'm wanting to have a go at natural dyeing. I love avocados and rather fancy starting with those.... what else do I need to use to make the cloth fast.
    I have some natural flax fabric to use...
    Smiles Cass

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    1. Thank you ! You first need to mordant your fabric, and you can use soy milk for that. Have fun !

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  2. Lovely colours! Amazing different nuances you can get from those green shells :)
    Happy (spring) weekend!

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    1. Thanks a lot Mona ! Have a wonderful weekend too ! :) ox

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  3. So, so beautiful. You always inspire me to investigate new natural ingredients to use in my own dye experiments!

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  4. That is such a beautiful colour! It's amazing to think it comes from avocado skins. Thanks for the inspiration - always enjoy your blog :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Rebecca ! Have a lovely weekend ! :)

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  5. I love the colour Avocado gives, very pretty.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Julie ! Have a lovely weekend ! :)

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  6. I love this scarf, so delicate.

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  7. This colour is really wonderful! I'm curious if you had to use quite a lot of skins to achieve this depth? I tried dyeing with avocado skins once and ended up with a very pale colour, I assume that I didn't use enough.
    Also have you ever tried avocado pits?

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    1. Thank you ! Yes, I did use a bunch of them, but we're 5 at home, so each time we eat avocadoes, it's at least 5 at the same time ! I have never tried pits, but it's on my list ! :)

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  8. that is a nice pink! I have tried myself in the past but the pink I obtained wasn't by far so striking. I've just alum as mordant, I need to try the soya milk instead.
    thanks for posting
    marta / dying to dye

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  9. that is a nice pink! I have tried myself in the past but the pink I obtained wasn't by far so striking. I've just alum as mordant, I need to try the soya milk instead.
    thanks for posting
    marta / dying to dye

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    1. You're welcome ! And thank YOU for stopping by & commenting ! :)

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