Dye Series Part 8- The Last, Indigo

Dye Days (2)

You knew indigo would show up sooner or later, didn't you?  That's a pile of stuff that was dipped in the vat without any shibori techniques (plus a little sample of something overdyed in walnut).  I decided I needed to use the itajime shapes on indigo and thought this is probably the best use for them.  There is no need to let the shapes stay clamped on unless you are going to re-dip the pieces.  So, I made moon after moon, and some of Jude's butterflies.  I over dyed commercial cloth and dyed over thrift store linen.  All around, a very good time!

Itajime Shibori with Indigo (1)

Itajime Shibori with Indigo (2)

Itajime Shibori with Indigo (3)

The orange is a thrift store shirt overdyed with indigo.  Makes nice spooky sorts of moons.

Itajime Shibori with Indigo (5)

I did a lot of quarter moons too.

Itajime Shibori with Indigo (6)

What fun.  Indigo is always an experiment for me, but now that I've got all these shapes, they'll start showing up in some slow cloth pieces over time.

I hope you enjoyed the Dye Series.  Maybe you noticed the page in the header.  You can click there to see all the posts in one spot and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

My October has been terribly busy with a full week Rosalie Dace workshop last week, a guild workshop on Tuesday, community quilts day on Wednesday, and today is homecoming.  My son has been chosen as a Homecoming Duke so it's a busy weekend.  Next week what may be my last days of class with Gwen Marston since she will be retiring next year.  Meanwhile I've got hundreds of photos from activities this summer that I wanted to post.  Don't worry, I won't go overboard with that.  This blog has really been in the background these last few months, but I hope to get back to more regular posting in a few weeks.  

I hope you are having a wonderful autumn.  It's my favorite time of year and leaves are starting to turn.  We are set to get our first real rain of the season this weekend.  Hopefully, that will keep down the dust and smoke that have gotten a little out hand this year.  See you soon!