Saturday, 8 April 2017

A day indigo dyeing with a creative friend....

8th April 2017

Greetings from sunny Blackpool!

Yesterday I went to visit my friend Jo to do some indigo dyeing.

I bought a kit from Artvango (about £10) and as the bucket with the lid hadn't arrived we improvised using a bucket, cling film and foil!!

Various fabrics were used including tea towels, silk scarves scrim, cotton, calico, old lace and linen.

Twisted silk scarves...


.....folded and scrunched tea towels...


....after 5 minutes in the dye bath, some of the fabric is still green only turning blue after exposure to the air....


.....results...











.....this was organza, the pattern made using wrapped 1p coins, a very different shade but great!


I am so pleased with the kit, we still have enough for 10 litres of dye so lots more playing!