Mama Nuka's innovation is based on the secret of vegetable coloring. Our slings are dyed using the forces of nature in a patented dyeing process, giving them their radiant, natural tones. Here we would like to show you how you can dye your own vegetable dyes. You can dye t-shirts, bed linen or even paper from the comfort of your own home. There are no limits to your creativity here.
Vegetable dyeing made easy at home
In this article we will show you how to dye with avocado, my personal favorite. Because - contrary to my expectations - the stone and avocado skins color natural textiles or paper in a beautiful old pink.
All you need are:
- Peels and pits from 1 to 2 avocados
- Dyeing material, e.g. cotton or paper
- a pot
1. Clean seeds and shells
Before you can use your avocado seeds and skins, wash them thoroughly. In this way you avoid stains appearing on the material to be dyed during the dyeing process.
2. Make dye water
Now you can divide the avocado seed in the middle, divide the peel into pieces of about 3-4cm and place them in a water bath. I use a medium-sized pot for this and add about 3L of water. Then I cook the avocado seeds and skins for at least an hour at medium temperature.
3. The coloring process
Once I'm happy with the color (personally I like it particularly intense and dark) I separate the dye liquid from the leftover avocado by pouring it through a sieve. Then our material to be colored can be used. I put the cotton/paper in the dye liquid and usually leave it there for a day.
4. Let it dry and enjoy!
If you have dyed cotton, silk or similar, wash your dyed object again with water before drying. Then you can let it dry and enjoy the great results. Here I crocheted a crocheted top out of the dyed cotton (see above) and dyed kitchen towels. I am always amazed at how beautifully it colors with avocado.
I wish you a lot of fun imitating it!
Take a look at our plant-dyed slings for yourself.
Mama Nuka is the first sling that is purely plant-based and does not contain a drop of chemicals! Find out more about Mama Nuka here: