My journey into finding kakishibu began after I experimented with my naturally dyed shibori pieces. I really wanted to find an alternative for naturally dyed black. Logwood or other natural dyes may achieve the look but not in a sustainable way that I want to support. I’d rather not purchase dyes that are made from heartwood, or the center of the tree. I came across this amazing blog about indigo growing, dyeing, and weaving textile workshops in Japan. Along with countless great information about indigo, I read about kakishibu. So now my quest has officially begun and it’s time to go darker!