Thursday, November 18, 2010

First dye results

Avocado pits and the green leaves of red cabbage were the first veg used to learn natural eco dyeing on silk.  The gorgeous bronze of the avocado pit was achieved on unmordanted silk, the gold from the green red cabbage leaves was over 1/3 vinegar 2/3 water mordanted silk.
Green red cabbage leaves left and avocado pits others

Compare the green leaf of red cabbage outcome above with the red cabbage leaf outcome achieved by Lisa here.

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