Just as I came back from holidays from a big adventure on a boat, I found myself packing again. I came back home for a great birthday onsen-style-celebration, and the next day I was sewing the hours away at the indigo farm AGAIN! Accompanied by the ‘Mal de débarquement‘ of course, that stood around for a few days.
To begin with, the fabric was boiled and prepared for dyeing and the patterns were designed. I really enjoyed making these because the sewing was fun to do, the technique worked really well on my fabric and the outcome was surprisingly unique.
All neatly tied up before dyeing (not mentioning the cuts and wounds on my hands at this point)
After dyeing, when all the anticipation had build up.
In the photos below, they were drying in the sun and I was still taking it all in. Looking at them, going through all the steps in my mind, understanding why they look the way they do. Something new was learnt, something new made with my hands. I was very happy then, I still am.
I was specially keen on making some Shirokage/White Shadow Shibori this time (second from the left), and I’m pleased with it and with all the other pieces. In the end, they all came out with the mix of pure white, very dark indigo and softer shades of blue I was looking for. They might look like strips of fabric now, but I have big plans for these beauties!