Hi there,

Welcome! My name is Rebecca and I'm a botanical dyer, designer, maker, writer and publisher (based in the UK).

I've written a book called 'Botanical Colour at your Fingertips' which shows you how to dye fabric and yarn with plants.

I'll be launching a magazine called 'Plants Are Magic' in March 2017.

Dyeing beads with avocado skin

Dyeing beads with avocado skin

I had a jar of avocado skin dye in the fridge and decided to try dyeing some beads with it. The beads were soaked in soya milk twice and left for about a week before dyeing.

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Then the beads were left in a simmering dye pot for a while, then left for 24 hours in the dye as it cooled. 

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Once dry, the beads were oiled with flaxseed oil to protect them and help seal in the colour. The beads have such an intense colour and actually look like they are glowing. It was definitely a successful experiment!

The photo below shows avocado skin dyed beads on an avocado skin dyed cotton scarf. 

More experiments with Mahonia berries

More experiments with Mahonia berries

Pretty packages

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