13.6.10

Look at that...













A surprise: all dyed with two slices of avocado skin...













And a pleasure, yesterday in the mail...













1000 Artisan Textiles - "Labyrinth" and two Calmers
being Numbers 0795, 0796, 0797...

1000 Artisan Textiles by Sandra Salamony & Gina Brown,
Quarry Books, 2010

Kommentare:

Elizabeth hat gesagt…

The colour you got with the avocado is fantastic. Have to try that one.

Congratulations with your gift. It is always great to find a present in the mailbox.

Lovely sunday evening.

ger hat gesagt…

Yes, isn´t it...?! The book wasn´t a gift, though - one has to order a contributor´s copy... - have a good time, too...

jenny mccabe hat gesagt…

well! Ive never had pink from avocado skins!!! what did you mordented it with? looks wonderful though xx

ger hat gesagt…

Just boiled the skin shortly, took it out (the water was quite red then already), put fabric in, left it alone for a day or two... have to try it again soon...

Robin Olsen hat gesagt…

Congratulations! I've been waiting for that book to arrive and now I'm especially excited to see your pieces in it. Wow on that avocado skin--what a surprising color from it!

ger hat gesagt…

Yes, it´s a wonderful book I think (+ feel honoured they asked me to contribute...)- thanks, Robin

Kaye Turner hat gesagt…

Congratulations, indeed!
I would never have expected pink from avocado.

Lucy in the Sky hat gesagt…

Oh, gratuliere! (Aber man bekommt nicht einmal ein kostenloses Belegexemplar?)

ger hat gesagt…

Thanks + danke... - wouldn´t have expexted it either, some kind of complementary colours magic...? - nein, aber 75% Rabatt...

jude hat gesagt…

well look at that!

grrl + dog hat gesagt…

I was so pleased to see your pieces in the book.

I love the contemporary feel to it
and how they showcase lots of styles.
congratulations.

Jo Wholohan hat gesagt…

ohhh the avacado dyed fabric looks wonderful, will have to try this one :)) thank you so much for sharing xx

Jacky hat gesagt…

blast...I just threw out some avocado skins too! I will definately be keeping the next lot for dyeing experimentation. Exactly...who would have thought that the humble old avocado skin would create such gorgeous pink hues. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations too on being published in such a lovely book.

Jacky xox

ancientcloth hat gesagt…

Love your new poetry scarves and stitching :)
I love surprises in the mail...fun.

Deb G hat gesagt…

Wow! Got to try that. I have a couple peels that I dried thinking I should have a few more for the batch of dye... I wonder?

arlee hat gesagt…

such a gorgeous colour! i'm eyeballing EVERYTHING in the kitchen now for dyeing with :)

ger hat gesagt…

Thanks, everyone... - if I think of the a-skins I´ve thrown away, too (I´ve been eyeballing a still hard avocado today in the kitchen, trying to coax it into getting eadible presto...) - but please don´t hold me responsible when your dyes turn out green-grey, as one should expect they would...

jackie hat gesagt…

What a beautiful surprise colour. I threw away a rock hard avocardo last week, what a waste.

ger hat gesagt…

Perhaps it wouldn´t have worked, anyways... yesterday I wanted to use the pip I kept from the a. the skin was from: nothing - no energy left I guess...

anastasia hat gesagt…

my avocado dyeing was successful! i did two things differently; premordanted with alum, and simmered for an hour. the pinks are very similar with what you got. i used two avocados, both of which had a slightly red cast to their skin. thanks for the inspiration!

ger hat gesagt…

Aha... so it has nothing to do with what pot is used (at first I thought I might own a magic old milk pot ... ;) - you´re very welcome...

k hat gesagt…

thanks for the inspiration - i tried my own avocado dyeing last week and it worked out great!