Indigo Sundye

15 June 2009

I think people enjoyed painting their skeins last Sunday afternoon.  A little color here, a little more there and soon everyone is into fun colors.

 

 

 

 

Now on to indigo, the oldest and yet the hardest dye to use.  There is already a lot on this blog about indigo since the Japanese love indigo so and it is the most forgiving dye to use for shibori, so it is great for shibori novices.  Let’s just look at some pics of indigo dyed cloth:

 

 

 

 This is a T-shirt with a few lines of stitched shibori

 

 

 

I hope you can see how many colors of indigo there are.

 

I will be preparing the vat, all you have to do is bring your yarn or cloth ready to dye. The fiber should be cotton or other vegtable fiber to take the high pH of this vat. For those who want to know about making the indigo vat you can read instructions here.

 

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