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...
I still don't believe you got this colour from avocado! ;-)
I find pink so challenging. It's hard not to get too cutesy with it, but you, as always, handled it beautifully.
absolutely delicious and amazing.
The pink is beautiful but, I am perplexed how it comes from avocado skins...amazing! :)
Love your fabric combination's...
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.
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...
I love the gentleness of this pink. What an amazing result xx
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!
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.
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...
Love pink colors. Did you use a mordant? If so what was it?
No mordant, Lorri - but Anastasia said she used alaun + got just about the same result...
delicious, delicate and yummy.. like cotton candy! love the piece you've created with the pink mix!
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 :)
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.
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...
wow, amazing that avocado skins would make pink. the most delicate pinks at that. wonderful!
Thank you - yes, it came as a surprise to me as well...