OK. I am officially obsessed. I may need help. Perhaps a 12 step program. Or an intervention.
All I want to do is mess with the indigo vats. I’ve scoured the web for images, words, inspiration and more in regards to indigo. I’ve found some great stuff but what surprises me even more is that there are really so few artists/textilians who are dyeing with indigo on a regular basis. I see many one shot stabs at it here and there but only a few dedicated to discovering it’s mysteries and allure. Perhaps because it is one of those things that, requiring lots of practice and repetition, loses it’s allure. I’ve come across Indigo Night Owl on Flickr & Facebook, of course there’s Neki in Barcelona, waterfall, Ito de, Jenny Balfour-Paul and others but really I’m sure there are more out there. Of course I am referring only to those available on the web and I know for a fact there are others (for example in Japan) who are not accessible online. Somehow I feel the need to connect with others with the same obsession.
The color of sky and water. The promise of night. A range of blues to astound! A temperamental vat to confound. Indigo!
I’m also mesmerized by ombre dyeing with the indigo. Save me. I need help!
( you can encourage the obsession with the purchase of the 12mm silk charmuese scarf on my etsy site. It’s $75. Trust me, it’s a steal. I’ll even sew some beads onto the corners if you like. size is 11″x 56″above ) I’m posting it there until Tuesday when if still unsold it will be delivered to a local shop. I’m working up a collection of indigo pieces for the upcoming Quilt Festival in Long Beach.
Will get back to the Japan posting soon. Promise.
-forgot to mention
there are only two open spots left for the dye workshops. one on each of the two august dates. See the upcoming classes link above for details and email me right away if interested. I will definitely fill these two spots at the LB Quilt Festival if they are not gone by then. I’ll make sure the vats are working but the focus is on acid dyes- I’m sure I can fit in at least a quickie demo though. Indigo workshop another time.