Wednesday, 10 September 2014

more blue!

in fact quite a lot of it.     Indigo workshop at home on Saturday, and then the very last one of 2014 with the lovely ladies of Sherborne West Country Embroiderers.

The vat was set up in the lovely grounds, with two very convenient trees for the washing line.

hubble bubble

dipping and dyeing

it was the best summer ever for indigo

autumn colour, a tad early - three weeks apparently
probably brought on by the lack of rain 
everything in the garden is looking a little sad

still, we can enjoy the Indian Summer a while longer
according to the weathermen  and I am not complaining


SuzanneG in NC said...

Hi Tiggy, i am here in Eastern US thoroughly enjoying your blog and, especially, your pictures. I so wish there were no miles between me and you because I want to take all of the classes you take and teach, even the children's classes!
I have bought the Indigo Kit from Dharma Trading as a teaching tool for myself! (That's how I learned how to dye my own fabric, then tie dye and on to soy wax batik.).
So, I wanted you to know that there is someone out there reading and learning and being inspired by you!
Thanks for sharing, suzanne gwynne in US

Tiggy Rawling said...

Thank you so much for your comment Suzanne, I was very touched. Send me some pictures!

maria said...

What a wonderful day we had Tiggy such fun and the weather could not have been better. This was my first time at indigo dyeing and I know it will not be my last. I have some beautiful pieces to work with now and I really liked the way the velvet took the dye. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
thanks again Maria Swain

Radka said...

Oh dear, I am so behind with my blogging again :-(, but I can see that you are still having fun :-)