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busy being blue

August 1, 2013

when dyeing itajime (folded and board clamped) patterns it is necessary to work the dye into the folds of the cloth while holding it under the dye liquid

shibori 188

when it is removed from the vat, between dips, it is advisable to open each fold and let the oxygen connect with the indigo

after 10 dips my back was complaining

indigo 123

the table-cloth will be fun to use

indigo 124

and I thought some matching napkins would be useful

indigo picks up the pattern on the linen damask

dyeing 001

Knotty by Nature is well stocked with a variety of cotton yardage

the table-cloth is a piece left over when I cut two curtain panels (more about them later)

the fabric would be fun to dye for cushions, a bed cover and I’m considering a jacket

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dyeing 004

there are several different weave structures

some of them look hand-woven

the fabric needs to be scoured before dyeing

once I get dyeing it is difficult to stop

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2013 11:16 pm

    I can understand that it is difficult to stop, with such results!
    I love the indigo dyed damask.

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  2. August 2, 2013 1:12 am

    looks like a fun place full of treasures.
    tablecloth & napkins look wonderful

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    • August 2, 2013 7:38 am

      Neki – fun is in the air.

      Blandina – I love the damask, too. the napkins are very big and could be put together for a top or jacket.

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