Saturday, January 24, 2009

indigo

My first indigo dyeing project: I wish the colour was deeper, but for my first time, it was a very cool process - magic really, watching the first oxidation happen changing the fiber from green to blue. Next time around, I will do some more research to learn how to get a deeper shade (more dips?....I'm thinking that the dye bath itself starts to oxidize and maybe lose it's strength). This is a warp with some tied ikat for my next inlay work, tied to looks like star or clouds in a winter sky.

1 comment:

  1. indigo!! i would love to hear more about how it went, what you did, etc.. also, I am excited to see your new blog...

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