Saturday, February 18, 2017

Indigo Dyeing with Family

With family from Salt Lake City in town for a visit, I decided it would be fun to have an indigo dip day, and teach my niece and mom a bit about the Japanese art of Shibori and dyeing fabric. They each picked a silk chiffon scarf blank. I showed them two Shibori techniques, Itajime fold and clamp with a rectangular wood shape, and a gathering technique around a thick string.

Thanks Britta for the “snap chat” photo showing the finished products. It is so fun to share my love of textiles with family. And speaking of family, Britta is wearing an apron with a silk screened image of my maternal grandmother, Doris Duncan.

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