Last spring I purchased a small packet of
Japanese indigo seeds from a shop on Etsy.
Kind of a
Last weekend I got to thinking I should harvest some
and gave dyeing a go..
As I mashed them into the pot my fingers turned blue.
Okay.. good sign.
The next day the water was blue and there was a film
on the surface characteristic to indigo.
Another good sign.
Whipped air into it,
added more ingredients,
let it sit,
..so lost in the excitement I never checked the pH..
and chucked some yarn in the vat!
b l u e.
From the b.a.c.k.y.a.r.d.
Top to bottom:
100% small farm Alpaca
Non-superwash Alpaca and wool
Superwash merino wool dyed in Queen Anne's Lace then overdyed with indigo
THIS just came in the mail:
by Cecelia Campochiaro
Total splurge, BUT it is a gorgeous book.
Be sure to listen to her interview on Woolful.com.
Can't wait to dive in..