23.6.10

More Pink

Don´t know how, but I can repeat it...













Of course I had to try it again - and produced just
as fine a pink as last time, again with nothing than
a bit of avocado skin, water and an old pot...
It´s more than I can use - so I´m pleased to offer
a few Pink Packs in the shop.













They each contain about a dozen pieces of fabric,
some lace and a bit of embroidery thread...













And here´s a little meditation in beige and pink
(isn´t that a splendid combination...?!)
All pinks are from the avocado dye except the lilac
fluffy thing in the middle, that´s a bit of silk carrier
rod - and the scrap in the upper left corner, which
came from Jude´s compost I think...

Kommentare:

ArtSparker hat gesagt…

Very tender.

Karen Turner hat gesagt…

I still don't believe you got this colour from avocado! ;-)

Robin Olsen hat gesagt…

I find pink so challenging. It's hard not to get too cutesy with it, but you, as always, handled it beautifully.

deanna7trees hat gesagt…

absolutely delicious and amazing.

grrl + dog hat gesagt…

delicious,

and delicate..

ancientcloth hat gesagt…

The pink is beautiful but, I am perplexed how it comes from avocado skins...amazing! :)
Love your fabric combination's...
lovely! <3

anastasia hat gesagt…

my avocado experiment is soaking now. it's a light pink, not as intense as what your getting. i think i shall try simmering it a bit if it doesn't develop deeper by tonight; that would be 24 hrs at that point.

ger hat gesagt…

Today I´ve been eating half of a different kind of avocado - + threw the skin into the pot, of course - result, after about 5 hours: more on the purplish side than the last... - kind of addictive. In England there´s a campaign named "Pink Stinks", hope not to come under their fire ;) - no, it´s parents against forcing pink attire on girls, which makes a lot of sense I think...

Clare Wassermann hat gesagt…

I love the gentleness of this pink. What an amazing result xx

Deb G hat gesagt…

What is the pot you are using made of? Mine turned out pale pink. I've been wondering if fresh skin versus dry would make a difference so I bought an avocado today. Oh so many things to try!

Judy Martin hat gesagt…

Very inspiring, this pink. I am going to try it.

I have probably said this before, but I love all your work. It has grace.

ger hat gesagt…

Saw a mother + daughter on the street yesterday, both almost completely in pink - urrggghh - but THIS pink is different... - the pot is enamel, but that doesn´t have anything to do with the result it seems - fresh it should be I guess, tried a rather old pip the other day: nothing... - + special thanks to you, Judy...

Lorri Scott hat gesagt…

Love pink colors. Did you use a mordant? If so what was it?

ger hat gesagt…

No mordant, Lorri - but Anastasia said she used alaun + got just about the same result...

Lisa hat gesagt…

delicious, delicate and yummy.. like cotton candy! love the piece you've created with the pink mix!

twhIch aye hat gesagt…

hi ger :) avocado pink blush... amazing. would've never thunk it. and it's such a beautiful natural pink. i am going to try this as soon as daughter in law buys more avocados...

and thank you for visiting my blog :)

Kaite hat gesagt…

after reading your most interesting blog last week i tried the avocado. boiled up just about half an avo skin for half an hour then added the silk and it came out a pale pinkbeige. gentle colour but will try again with more oomph. i'm enjoying your style...k.

ger hat gesagt…

Thanks, K. - I always take only half a skin, + use the brew a second + even a third time - seems the kind of pot one uses might influence the result...

k hat gesagt…

wow, amazing that avocado skins would make pink. the most delicate pinks at that. wonderful!

ger hat gesagt…

Thank you - yes, it came as a surprise to me as well...