Indigo – Yay!

From Surface Design

Attended a fun workshop on Saturday. We learned (and practiced a lot of) eco printing and did some indigo dyeing. It will be several weeks before are eco prints are ready to be seen but the items dipped in the indigo pot we were able to bring home. I had a shirt that I didn’t wear very often. It was an off-white which made me feel a bit washed out. The fabric content is cotton with some linen. I did some accordion folds with the shirt and wrapped it in rubber bands. After dipping in the dye, I left it scrunched up for about 24 hours. Then I took off the rubber bands and let it hang out until it was dry. Tossed it into the washer today with a bit of vinegar in the warm water. The picture above is how it came out of the dryer. Really like the results. If indigo wasn’t so messy I’d try it on my own. Just not ready for it yet.

Going to be waiting patiently for the eco prints. That process is something that can be readily done on your own. Not an expensive proposition. Just one that requires a great deal of patience.

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