|Avocado dye bath|
Ate as many avocados in one week that I could stand. My lunches consisted of lowfat Ritz crackers with a slather of avocado and sometimes a piece of 2% American cheese. I didn't mind eating this almost daily. I eat very little meat, so this was delicious to me. As I collected the peels, I would scrape out all the flesh and put them in a freezer bag until I was ready (I also saved the pits for another time). It's important to remove all the flesh because I read that the dye bath could turn brown instead of pink.
In the picture above, I died a piece of silk, more ribbon, cotton bleached muslin (in the bath) and a full skein of ivory embroidery floss.
With the floss I soaked one end into the die in a small jar held with a clothespin. After a while, pulled up more to create an hombre-colored finished. It worked pretty well; I'll post some pictures of finished products as I make them.
|Coffee filters, cotton muslin and seam binding ribbon|
|Coffee filter flower|