How To Dye With Avocado Skins

How To Dye With Avocado Skins

I’ve dyed silk and cotton fabric with avocado skins. It’s a nice peach dye which doesn’t need a mordant.

How To Dye With Avocado Skins

I’ve dried the skins and chopped seeds of two avocados. The chopped avocado seeds become more red after contact with the air.

How To Dye With Avocado Skins

I’ve boiled the avocado skins, seeds and water for about one hour.

How To Dye With Avocado Skins

The dye solution becomes reddish brown while boiling.

How To Dye With Avocado Skins

Then without removing the avocado pits and skins, I’ve boiled the dye with the fabric again for about one hour. Some of the fabric I’ve removed after that from the dye bath, while some of the fabric I’ve left soaking till the next morning.

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