Indigo Project Complete (Almost)

Project Complete

Finally, all the dyeing (for the items I had) is done for the ‘big project’. The picture shows them still wet and they took over 2 days to dry. Fortunately, I had a nice large plastic cover to protect them from my feathery visitors. Now they just need to be untied and let rest for several days before their first washing. I’ll try to remember to take a few pictures to share the results. They can then join the others, already done, for their final wash and pressing (groan – I know there are those who think ironing is a great way to get instant gratification but I’m not one of them). Anyway, I now look forward to working on my personal projects; shibori and indigo dyeing is included.

Nui (Stitch) Shibori

Since I mentioned working on my shibori stitch resist techniques, thought I would share some photos of a few of the patterns I have been doing. Most are very geometric. A few are pictorial. I have several more ideas. This seems to have taken over my life for the moment (it is rather additive).

Oct 2016 J

Oct 2016 F

Oct 2016 H

Oct 2016 E

Oct 2016 G

Oct 2016 C

Oct 2016 L

Oct 2016 K

More Indigo Dyeing

Enjoying the results from ‘stitched’ resist shibori. Have tried a few ‘shape’ resists and don’t care for them as much. There are so many stitch patterns that can be created in addition to the numerous ones that currently exist. Could be a lifelong undertaking. After sketching out the pattern, the actual stitching is a great evening project

Intl Quilt Festival Workshop

From Surface Design

I decided this year I would only take one workshop at the Quilt Festival and did I pick the right one! It was titled Indigo Shibori Style and the instructors were Glennis Dolce (Shibori Girl) and Katrina Walker (seamstress extraordinary).

Pictured on top is the front of the vest I have not as yet completed. I still need to add the side inserts and finish the edges. The front panels of the vest are all silk. The back panels, as seen in the picture above and below, are cotton. Each of the panel sets were a different kind of silk or cotton. The panels were all prepared in Glennis’ session. The vest construction was done in Katrina’s session. I am still not overly comfortable sewing a garment but so far it is looking wearable.

From Surface Design

Workshop is highly recommended and I’ll look for these two ladies again next year. Now I can concentrate on finding supplies and looking at fantastic quilts.