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Avocado dye diy

Avocado dye diy

I started a little diy project some days ago and I got so many messages after I posted a picture on Instagram. So here we go with a simple tutorial on how I did it.

I started by saving up some Avocado rind and simply dried them for a couple of days. The intensity on the colour depends on how many rinds you use and how much or little water you add. When I had the rind of four Avocados I boiled them in the biggest pan with as much water as possible for about 20-30 minutes and let the whole potion cool down over night. 

 

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Our Dvala bedlinen from IKEA seemed to be perfect for the project. We had this for a long time and it was not perfectly white anymore. So before it landed it the recycling bin I put it in the bathtub and soaked it in clear and cold water. I than added the strained Avocado dye. 

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Every now and then I would push the fabric down and stir it around and let it soak over night. The next day I washed it and tumble dried it as usual. 

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I am absolutely thrilled how the colour turned out. It is a very soft blush pink, almost a nude and fairly evenly. Of course the colour changes and every piece is slightly different because it is a natural dye and I dyed a lot of fabric but it blends together so nicely and elegantly, I am so happy with the result. As a bonus I dyed a Pashmina shawl I got from my husband but it was too pale for my (winter) complexion and I hardly wore it. Because it was a gift from my love I could not give it away. As it is of silk and cashmere I could not dye it with chemical dyes as they require hotter temperatures, but this natural cold dye was perfect. The shawl turned out to be the most evenly dyed piece and because it was ecru and not white it got a deeper colour. Just perfect!!!!!! 

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So if this is something you would like to try I can highly recommend it. It was super simple and even though the process needs a bit of time you don't actually have a lot to do with it, it's non toxic, you don't need a lot of equipment and it is literally for free! I would love to read your comments on that and let me know if you are going to try the dye!

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