Sunday, October 13, 2013

Slow living - Natural dye vol. 3 - avocado one more time

natural dye photo by Kreetta Järvenpää blog:www.gretchengretchen

Yesterday I promised you to blog about my second avocado natural dye try. Well, here is the result of dye. I followed India Flint's tip "try mordanting your cotton in a little dilute ash water - especially if using avocado pits. Alkalis + avocado tend to give reddish colours :) " she left me this comment on my post and I was so happy to get this kind of very kind help from her. And I have to say I got a lot better red. If you want to compare you can find my previous avocado natural dye here. Isn't this result better? I think so. I also kept the fabric longer in dyeing water.

natural dye photo by Kreetta Järvenpää blog:www.gretchengretchen

Apples are just perfect at the moment. I've been planning to make baked apples for few weeks now but somehow just haven't done it, haha. Today I will. Now I have to because I told you about it.  Maybe even take a photo of them - then my trilogy of this weekend would be almost perfect...

Have you already tried natural dye?

Have a lovely Sunday !



  1. Hello! :)

    These photos are absolutely amazing! I can't get any tired of saying how much I love and respect your sense of style and composition!

    The Avocado Dye business sounds intriguing, I'll be sure to check the other posts!

    \ Barbara/

  2. Hello Hello Barbara!

    Thank you for your kind words! Let's see when I got time to do my next test...haha..


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