Supplies

  • 2 non-reactive stainless steel pots dedicated to dyeing
  • 4 ripe avocados, with a tinge of pink/purple to skin
  • 6 pre-washed organic 100% cotton napkins

Passo a passo

  1. Scrape the avocado skins and pits, taking care to remove as much green flesh as possible. The green bits will brown over time so the cleaner your skins are the more vibrant your dye will turn out.
  2. In a non-reactive stainless steel pot, heat the water and avocado skins over medium heat for 30 to 45 minutes. Take care not to allow the water to boil, this will cause the skins to cook and the color will darken.
  3. Once the dye bath is as dark as desired, remove from heat and strain the dye into the second pot and remove the skins.
  4. Place the napkins in the dye. Cover the bath and allow the napkins to steep in the dye for 3 hours or up to overnight depending on the desired color.
  5. Allow to dry out of direct sunlight to help the color set.
  6. Use and launder as desired!