On the Surface | Natural Dyeing


We are fastly approaching the end of summer! There are only a few weeks left. That is not going to stop us from doing some summery themed natural dyeing. Today we are going to be showing you how we made this perfect dusty rosé naturally dyed Scout Tee using avocado pits. It sews up beautifully in cotton gauze, or raw silk.  It is so soft and breezy. It will be so cute for these remaining summer days and the early fall ones!


Grainline Studio | Natural Dying 1. Start with clean fabric. I suggest a natural fiber! It is going to pick up the dye a lot more easily than a synthetic fabric. I am using cotton gauze however, cotton voile, cotton lawn or a light linen would also be lovely!

2. Soak your fabric in water overnight. This will insure that the fabric picks up the dye evenly.

3. Now  harvest your avocado pits! You are going to have all of this extra meat... perfect for making guacamole. See my personal recipe below!

4. Add the pits to a pot of water. Bring to a boil and let simmer for at least one hour.

5. Toss in your fabric and boil in the dye for one hour, stirring often. The longer you leave your fabric in the darker it will be and adding more avocado pits can make your dye bath darker as well.

Grainline Studio | Natural Dying

6. Remove the excess dye by rinsing your fabric in cool water. Hang it out to dry and then it will be ready to make into one breezy Scout Tee!


  • Two ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup white onion, chopped
  • One lime
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Queso fresco
  • Salt and pepper
Add your peeled avocados to a bowl and mash with lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix in the onions and top with cilantro and queso fresco! Grainline Studio | Natural Dying Grainline Studio | Scout Tee
Avocado Dyeing Fabric | Grainline Studio