|Indigo vat; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2013|
For those who have never dyed with indigo before, above is a healthy vat just waiting to be used. Indigo dyeing is an art form that takes time and experience to master. This is only my second solo vat, so I still have much to learn.
|Indigo dyed fabrics; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2013|
My local fabric shop brought in some of the Parson Gray line last year, but not in the blues that I had been hoping for. No worries. I scoured Starcomb and dipped it a few times until I had the shade that I wanted. I made a few coasters with it and will share them another time.
|Indigo dyed fabric pile; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2013|
|Indigo dyed linens; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2013|