Monday, 22 June 2009

Indigo

and pole wrapped on Saturday.  The weather was not as
warm as I would have liked - buckets of indigo wrapped
in newspaper to maintain the warmth.    On Sunday, with vats
ready, they were up and at it, producing swathes of blue
cloth.   So gorgeous I could happily have taken them of
the washing line and home.

When I could drag them away from the vats, we 
explored rusting fabric with ferrous sulphate, plus
colour stripping using brushes and printing blocks.

A few photos of indigo shibori produced over
the weekend.  

Clamping No 2

Indigo dyed cloth with potassium permanganate.
Fabulous colour.

After washing out

Wrapped pole just doing it's own thing

Wrapped cotton and silk, and Japanese Larch stitched shibori

Only a tiny taste of cloth produced over the weekend.
Pretty impressive I think.   Never enough time to take
photos, life gets somewhat frantic around indigo vats
and enthusiastic students.  We all went home, tired
but very happy.

5 comments:

Ruth Anne Olson said...

These are gorgeous.

Sue said...

I slept most of yesterday! But oh! what a wonderful time we had. All my pieces are now washed and dry and I'm hoping my ball-gown making will soon be over so I can get a vat of my own going. Thanks for a really brilliant weekend. x

jude said...

i just have to come see you and learn this.

Tiggy Rawling said...

Hi
Thank you Ruth.

Fantastic work Sue - I forgot to take some pix of your indigo overdyed with rust. Yummy.

Jude - you're welcome, but please make sure you pack the sun in your suitcase.

Trish Goodfield said...

Hi Tiggy

I write a craft column for a local magazin ein Australia. I would love to use some of these images in the column. Please let me know if this is OK