I have been collecting avocado pits for sometime, keeping them in the freezer. I finally put them in a pot with clear water and boiled them for an hour or so. They fell apart, proving that you do not need to cut them up prior to cooking. The article I was following said that this liquor will dye without mordant…especially cotton. It was a lovely orange dye liquor, but it did not do much to ,left-right, mohair, wool, cotton, until I added a splash of ammonia to the pot. That turned everything a pale peach color. Then I dipped one end of each sample in a strong iron solution. Holy moly! The change was instantaneous and dramatic. A purplish grey.
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