The Indigo Trials

My first experiences with indigo that peaked my interest were a bit how I imagine Oz seems to look from the outside.  Beautiful.  Idyllic.  Carefree.  I started by taking a few classes in beautiful Brooklyn loft spaces and community gardens with perfect vats and vivid blue results.  Once I began my own trials, however, it was much more like going behind the scenes and meeting the Wizard behind it all.  My false sense of indigo-security was evident from my firstRead more

Woven Shibori Time!

So this is my first venture into woven shibori and indigo dyeing.  I figure Go Big or Go Home!  I’ve read alot about it, and was finally prepared to experiment with this naturally fermented vat dye.  Unfortunately, I cheated quite a bit in high school chemistry, thereby making me believe I am not good with chemicals/measurements/everything scientific.  Alas, 3 batches of indigo dye later, I’ve only achieved the slimmest of blue color with this tester.  It’s enough to choose whichRead more