I don’t know where I ran across the blog on dyeing with avocado, but I eat a good amount of it and always feel guilty throwing it out. My Son Brad and his wife Mari compost, but we don’t maintain a big enough garden to justify a compost heap. So, when I read the blog and did some further research, I started freezing the pits and skins.
When I had about ten or eleven of them, I started my dyeing project. There were several posts on how to dye with the pits. One said to use the whole pit, another said to cut them. I had started cutting them so I went with that.
I prepared some merino (76 gm, thick and thin yarn 4-8 gm, silk habatoi -1/4 yard, silk gauze 1/4 yd and cotton voile 1/8 yd) by washing with synthropol and rinsing then soaking.
I put the pits in about 2 gallons of water and brought it to a boil, added the fabrics, then simmered for an hour. I let it cool down then added the wool and let it sit overnight.
Here is what the liquid looked like.
After rinsing and letting it dry, here were the results:
Have you ever tried this?
Next up is the avocado skins. Stay tuned until next week…