Thursday, 24 November 2011

Indigo indigo indigo

I've been rather busy of late with some custom orders that resulted from my show at Timeless Textiles gallery in Newcastle. It has led me back to the indigo dye pot for one of the creations, and here a some peeps at the procedure. 

I didnt use the traditional fermented urine vat, it is a chemical vat. I will be experimenting in the future with other fermented vat options. This technique was taught to me at Couleur Garance in Lauris, France, at the centre for natural dyeing set up by Michel Garcia. Despite the small amount of chemicals used in the vat such as hydrosulfite and ammonia, it is still considered natural dyeing. I am keen to try the fermented vat developed by Michel Garcia and see if I can get it to work. Ah indigo, you are so coquine!