14.6.10

Out of the Blue

strandlines in progress
the blue
indigo

It's been a busy week here involving something I hope to show you in a few months (!), making a custom feather and a lot of blue dyeing among other things. Yes, the indigo fermentation vat is strong and working like a charm at the moment.

Thank you everyone who took a look at the strandline pieces, commented or bought one! There is a few more of them in progress.

As an experiment I also continue to dye a piece of cotton and cut off a strip after each dip in indigo. You can see in the notebook I started more optimistic but then realised navy blue is going to take a while and the strips got narrower.

6 comments:

jude said...

it is getting there!

Summer said...

Oh, now that's some blue! How long can you expect your vat to last?

Yuki said...

What a lovely gradation of blues! Seeing them all together really highlights the subtle differences and attests to the amazing range one can achieve even with a single dye source.

Kim said...

Is there anything better than indigo?

Eva said...

Jude - yes!

Summer - in theory it can last indefinitely, you just top up the indigo and other ingrediences as needed

Yuki - yes, the range of blues is fascinating. not just the light and dark but sometimes the fabric comes out more turquoise other times more grey.

Kim - indeed! :)

Summer said...

Wow...forever! Fantastic! I love that! What have you been using as a mordant...if anything?