Saturday, 30 August 2014

Indigo dyeing at La Conner

The La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum sponsored a workshop on Indigo Dyesorganized by Susan Riedel and led by Ako Shimozato and her helpers. They did a marvelous job of explaining the process and leading 15 participants through the magic of indigo.

Here are photos of my work:
a small piece of cotton with running stitch
a light silk (worked in double layer ... with wraps on buttons
Two silk scarves:
1. rolled on a cylinder with string.
2. wrapped on the ends around a pine cone at the ends and a slat of wood in the middle. Note this was crepe silk and took the dye much darker.

I folded the scarf in half and began rolling from the fold ... making the center a little lightr.

This was my last piece ... light silk lining rescued from an old dress. It was done on the diagonal over a water bottle with elastics put on randomly.
I really enjoyed the workshop and the results!
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