Dyeing with Avocado Skins

Dyeing with Avocado Skins

Hi there, and welcome to my third instalment in my botanical dyeing journey! In my last post I went through how to (or how not to) make avocado dye. The dye was quite cloudy, I think due to the very small pieces of avocado flesh that did not get trapped by the muslin...
Dyeing with Avocado Skins

Preparation of Avocado Dye

Many years ago, I heard how fantastic avocado skins and stones were as a natural dye for fabric. Consequently, I would save my skins and stones in the freezer and after six months, when I ran out of room, I would reconsider my need for these items and toss them in the...
Dyeing with Avocado Skins

Forays into Botanical Dyeing

A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to attend a term of classes at Minawarra House, Armadale, that explored the textile arts. The classes were run by a triumvirate of Sue Doorey, Linda Stokes and the famous botanical dyer Trudi Pollard. The classes covered...