Professor of Plant Dyes and author of “Living Color”, Duerr takes us through the beauty of using plant-based dyes to create vibrant color at home.
Plant based dyes are eco-friendly, organic and gentle enough for everyday wear. The best part? It's all cost effective and sustainable at its best.
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I wash the fabric with Synthrapol detergent, which is perfect to prep fabric for dyeing.
Wash avocado pits completely to remove any flesh. You would need 3-4 avocado pits per 1/2 lb of fabric.
Put your whole pits into the bottom of the pot. Add enough water to cover the fabric that will be dyed.
“ Slow food has taught us that sustainability is as equally rooted in social connection and care as it is in environmental stewardship. “
Remember not to boil the pigment for too long, it's the time not the heat that produces the richest hues.
Remove the fabric from the dye bath and rinse gently in the sink and hang the dyed fabric to dry overnight.
Your plant dyed fabrics are now ready for use!
I mean, can you believe how easy that is? Water + Avocado + Fabric + Heat = the most gorgeous pink. The popular millenial pink!