after the intial lesson
in indigo dyeing
i spent lots more time
over the following 2 weeks
dyeing 1kg of merino wool tops
and a couple more silk scraps...
and ended up with lovely
blue hands ;)
more to come soon
as i still need to fix the colour
and rinse the wool ...
there's a little shop on ubud main road
owned by a javanese couple
that sells beautiful hand-spun and -woven plant-dyed textiles.
i've bought a few of their fabrics over the years.
this is a top i had made from one of the indigo-dyed batik fabrics...
so this time while in bali
i asked the owner of the shop
if he would teach me indigo dyeing.
he ordered 1/2 kg of indigo powder from java
plus a couple of other ingredients
and off we went...
the indigo powder is collected from the fermented leaf solution (see here).
we also had another dried leaf which intensifies the colour
and some natural soap to fix the colour.
all three were mixed into a bucket...
then we added some wool tops
and some silk scraps that i had tied up...
and here are some of the results...
more to come soon...
creating art that nurtures us in our daily lives