others I decided to have a go with materials I had to hand.
I have coloured these various lengths of habotai silk, turban cotton, cotton gauze, fine linen and other lovely cloths using something I would normally consign to the compost bin without a second thought.
This fabric has all been coloured by the peel of two avocados, simmered in water for an hour. The strongest colour has been gained on the pieces of material added to the pot after half an hour, the rest has been steeped only in the liquid or simmered in the "exhaust". Pretty nifty.
I have two avocado stones plus two more avocados in the fridge (to eat) and so more opportunities to play with this techniques are open to me.
Whoever heard of avocado pink before?!