Monday, 12 July 2010

Indigo Dyeing Workshop

On Saturday I went over to Rockland Allsaints to the studio of Marion Baker,
whose studio I had visited on the Norfolk Open Studio scheme.
Marion and Sally Mills were giving a Shibori Indigo workshop.
Well, what a day, of learning so many techniques,
laughing and sharing in the sweltering heat.
Perfect day for Dyeing though and drying fabrics.
The Indigo Vats were set and ready and the magic began.
Putting our prepared stitched and wrapped fabrics
in and watching them change colour in front of our eyes.
The deep rich blue, Indigo is famous for.
We had a wonderful lunch in the garden under the shade of some trees.
But we couldn't unveil our treasures as they have to dry and cure
for a few days. I am going to open mine this afternoon.
I'll post my results soon.
Thank you so much to Marion and Sally
for making it such a wonderful day for all of us.
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