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Monday, October 25, 2010

Indigo Dyeing

The fruits of our labor! this is my small attempt at indigo dyeing - our Dye study group met and we dyed everything we could get our hands on - one member dyed a skirt and top, another dyed an old jacket to give it new life and I took a variety of items to experiment with - wool and mohair yarn, silk caps, a portion of a silk oblong, a Chico's embroidered blouse, a very large prefelt, some cotton, a variety of silk, a nuno wrap, and some lace bits - whew! - a wide variety of blues some clamped before being dipped and rinsed in a vinegar bath.

I almost forgot to mention this piece - read about this technique on the internet and so I did the design with glue (regular old white glue) and it became the resist and left quite an interesting design.


  1. I do so love the alchemy of indigo dying. From green to that gorgeous blue. Hope you had gloves on!
    Smiles, Angela.

  2. Beautiful as an October sky!

  3. great...the feeling to dye everything you can lay your hand on is very typecal.
    nice to see you again (throug comment on big tent)

  4. Hi Yvette, nice to see you again too! Life has gotten soooo busy - how about you?

  5. Hi Margo, I just came by via Pat Winter's article about you and your fabulous work. I am so glad I did. I am a new follower and can't wait until I have more time to really look/read through your posts. I'm a new CQr and just bought a needle tool to try felting. Connie