The Power of Pink + How to Dye with Avocado Pits
The color Pink has wonderful properties. As a blend of Red (bravery, passion and determination) and White (lightness, insight and innocence), Pink is intuitive, hopeful and loving, but also playful, nurturing and understanding. Is Pink your favorite color? You are loving, kind and sensitive to others. You long to be accepted for who you are and you lean toward childlike wonder and optimism. I've always been a huge fan of pink for many reasons, one of which is that it often reminds me of my maternal grandma, whom I associate with roses and peonies.
For a couple months now I've been seeing several social media posts featuring fabric dyed the most gorgeous shades of vintage pink and when I first discovered the dye came from avocado skins or pits, I was amazed! I knew I had to try it for myself to see if it really was as easy as everyone made it sound. It is. So I'm excited to share the process with you, because I'm guessing you love pink, too. (It can be our secret if you like.) If you wish to try this process, start saving your avocado pits. Rinse off the fruit flesh and keep them fresh in a container in your refrigerator until you have enough to give the dye bath a good shot at working—8–12 or so.
And . . . because of the loving properties of Pink, I'll share with you a self-love project that I created using the fabrics you'll see me dye, so come back to check that out if you're curious about ideas for using the fabric made from this easy process. OK, let's get to it!
What You Need
- avocado pits (I used 10 from a variety of avocado types)
- fabric to dye
- soup pot (dedicated to dyeing)
Now that I'm convinced how truly easy this process it, I'm going to start saving more pits and plan to dye a T-shirt or two—probably one solid and one with some tie-dye technique. I'll probably also look into suggestions for fixing the color so it withstands multiple washings. Or not, we'll see. :-)
Don't forget to check back on Thursday to see the pretty project I made using my pretty pink fabrics.
If you give this a try, I'd love to see what you create, keeping the powerful properties of pink in mind. So much loving potential here! xo