Thursday, 23 February 2012

Avocado pits dye comparison

Here are the two avocado pit dye technique results side to side (using the same muslin fabric). To the left is the ammonia cloth and to the right is the soak and simmer cloth. As you can see the soak and simmer dyed muslin has a slight orange cast. 

I've now mixed the soak and simmer avocado pit and skin baths together, added more tea bags, and may add other natural dyestuffs. Since I've already dyed batches of fabric in the separate baths, I'm free to experiment. I haven't yet decided what to do with the ammonia baths. For now they'll stay in their respective glass jars.
A second batch of avocado skin ammonia dye offered mundane results.

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