I'm still on a roll after my last batch of Indigo and am anxious to try some more. I checked the Indigo pot today; it's been a while as I've been in Atlanta with my daughter. I had no idea what to expect; I know you have to check it every other day or so to keep it active and adding thiox if needed. I took the cover off and no "flower" so I thought...okay I blew it, but thought I would give it a stir and add more thiox - couldn't hurt It seemed to revive it. I have to let it stand a bit longer until I know for sure.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
I made my Indigo pot last week and had a good time with it. I've always heard about Indigo forming a "Flower" on top which is where the concentrated Indigo was; I never knew what that meant.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I've always wanted to try Indigo dyeing. I had the opportunity once in a Yashiko Wada workshop. She was in Asheville for an art related event and did a one day deal but covered many of her processes so our time with the Indigo pot was limited. I worked frantically to get some pieces done but never saw the actual process of how the pot was set up. I've done some reading and the real deal uses lye which does not appeal to me. Pro Chemical came out with pre-reduced Indigo - no lye is involved, only Thiox and soda ash - things I'm more comfortable with.
Kay who is a master at this would know the correct term for this type of Shibori.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Our PTA group met yesterday at the home of Janice M and as always a day of fun and productivity. We started with show and tell before an early lunch and heading down to the studio to work.
Fun...fun...fun....Next meeting, we'll tie them and then present them at guild for the ongoing community quilt project.