a pile of snowy white lace, broderie anglaise, tatting and other bits of net and trim.
Yup, you guessed right - avocado dyeing again. DH is the avocado fan in our house - I don't like them and he used this up at the weekend and I asked him to save me the skin. I wasn't ready to use it at the time so it was put into a plastic bag in the fridge for a couple of days and brought out yesterday. I wasn't sure if it would work as it had been in the fridge and not used when fresh and ripe. I found that it took longer to boil this time maybe as a result of this but I ended up boiling it all for an hour and a half (much longer this time) until I could see a murky brown colour in the pan and I knew it was starting to take.
I put the skin inside a piece of cotton scrim to boil this time as it is a fairly messy job with all the little pieces of avocado pith floating around and it seemed to work quite well at keeping them all inside. I don't think the colour was as strong this time but it's still pretty and some of the pieces are such a delicate shade - not quite white, not quite pink, as every type of lace takes the dye differently.
It's quite a time consuming job but well worth it I think. Now to use it!