Well who would have thought it. I read about it on Gerdiary an of course I had to try it for myself. What happens when you dye with avocado skins? A beautiful lime green......no...the most notstaligic looking dusky pinks.
I peeled two avocado pears and waited until they were boiling,and added my bits and pieces, like I did with the blackcurrants. nothing seemed to happen for a while and then the materials slowly began to take the colour. As with the blackcurrants and the snow the silk pieces gave the strongest results. Isn't nature amazing?
Some time in the winter I read about crushing rose petals between fabric with a hammer and tucked it away as something to try. It has a proper name, "flower pounding". As our first flush of roses are just beginning to drop and I had all these lovely pink pieces to work with.I thought I would try it. I am sorry I can't remember the origianl reference but this seems to be quite a comprehensive "how to". This is my result using rose petals, geraniums and petunias , I haven't done all the things you are supposed to do to the cloth to fix the dye so it will inevitably fade but it was fun to do.