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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.
Yes, isn´t it...?! The book wasn´t a gift, though - one has to order a contributor´s copy... - have a good time, too...
well! Ive never had pink from avocado skins!!! what did you mordented it with? looks wonderful though xx
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...
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!
Yes, it´s a wonderful book I think (+ feel honoured they asked me to contribute...)- thanks, Robin
Congratulations, indeed!I would never have expected pink from avocado.
Oh, gratuliere! (Aber man bekommt nicht einmal ein kostenloses Belegexemplar?)
Thanks + danke... - wouldn´t have expexted it either, some kind of complementary colours magic...? - nein, aber 75% Rabatt...
well look at that!
I was so pleased to see your pieces in the book.I love the contemporary feel to itand how they showcase lots of styles.congratulations.
ohhh the avacado dyed fabric looks wonderful, will have to try this one :)) thank you so much for sharing xx
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
Love your new poetry scarves and stitching :)I love surprises in the mail...fun.
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?
such a gorgeous colour! i'm eyeballing EVERYTHING in the kitchen now for dyeing with :)
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...
What a beautiful surprise colour. I threw away a rock hard avocardo last week, what a waste.
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...
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!
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...
thanks for the inspiration - i tried my own avocado dyeing last week and it worked out great!