Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Some time ago I read a wonderful post at Gerdiary about coloring fabric with avocadopeels. The result was drop gorgeous and the explanation was easy enough or at least I thought so. Now I know almost nothing about this process but I read Cathy's posts about natural dyes last summer and wanted to try it.
So I bought mordant, soaked the fabric for 24 hours. Cooked the avocadopeels and the miracle work could happen. NOT. No matter how hard I tried over and over again. I got all kinds of colors and with some imagination and bad eyes you might discover a pinkish spot but that was it. Totally disappointed I gave up.
Than the other day I came across a post or a comment, can't remember, and that person wrote that you have to do it without mordant. So that is what I'm gonna try by the end of the week when all the avocado's are eaten again. In the meantime you can look at some fabric with an interesting colors.
Lets hope the next babystep is gonna work out.
Have a good time with your babysteps.