Indigo Dyeing

We visited our friends in Roleystone last week, partly so our son could photograph the bush and rocks on their property.  It was late in the afternoon and the light was lovely. I really liked the colours and textures on the rocks and then it quite difficult to stop photographing them…here are a few.

Rocks 6Rocks 5Rock 1Rocks 2Rocks 3Rocks 4

I’ve been working towards a layered and stitched piece in indigo dyed cotton voile. Below are the first fabrics I have dyed for the project.  I’ve used pegs, sushi mats, tongue depressors, rope and freezer clips as resists.

Indigo 3

Indigo 2

Indigo 3

I made the silk top below last year, it was dyed purple with white circles.  I think it’s vastly improved by a quick dunk in the indigo vat…I feel much more likely to wear it now!

Silk top

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