Saturday, September 30, 2006

DYEING THE FUROSHIKI WITH INDIGO

Stenciled fabric on the rack. This drying rack is able to hold 3 pieces of 20" fabric or one long piece without touching the rice paste.











Into the indigo.






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After removing the fabric from the indigo it will be green.












The fabric will slowly turn blue
















Detail of the rice paste










The fabric with the rice paste can be dipped up to 4 times before the paste begins to disintegrate. Ideally the fabric should oxidize for one day or longer between dips to get the best color.









Rinsing the indigo and softening up the rice paste.
















Brushing off and removing the rice paste













Finished furoshiki





2 comments:

Karren said...

I had a query about resists for indigo and I referred her here and posted an image and a link to your blog.

neki desu said...

Joan,
great idea that of the panty hose hanger!

neki desu