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
Clamping No 2
Indigo dyed cloth with potassium permanganate.
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.