25.7.14

shibori and indigo

I've been waiting for a very long time to dye with natural indigo. Yesterday, the weather and the mood, seemed quite right.
After preparing the dye, I tied the linen fabric, A. did the same with a couple of tank tops, we dipped all and watched the magical process.
Now I just need to work those materials into something nice and useful.

More on my instagram 









13 comments:

Sonia / Cozy Memories said...

Gorgeous, all of it. Loving the process, as you can imagine. Thanks for sharing the beauty ! xoxo

alessandra said...

Thank you Sonia, looking forward to see your next dyes. x

Anikó said...

indigo has such a beautiful deep blue tone and shades of it, i've always wanted to try it! i nearly did a few years ago for a project,but i went with cyanotype and flowers on fabric instead. i thought it will make less of a mess than indigo, but it was super messy! hope one day i can try indigo dyeing too.

Kylie Hunt said...

I love this so much! Beautiful work Alessandra, just beautiful :) Kx

at swim-two-birds said...

so beautiful!

alessandra said...

Thank you Aniko never mind the mess, have fun
;-)
Thank you Kylie and Renilde! X

eau de nil said...

you make everything seem possible!
such a wonderful project, A must have loved both the result and the process.

Belle Fleur de Lis said...

it is very pretty.
i hope you can make something nice out of it and maybe new ideas grow out.

xxx

Louise said...

Oh, it looks great! Really lovely deep tone you got.

Patrice A. said...

love this!!
i have sown indigo
but only one plant is germinated
and grown into a wild plant
would love to learn
how to use it for an indigo-dye
so i can make beautiful things
like you

love from the netherlnds
x
Patrice A.

alessandra said...

thank you xenia, lotte and louise :)
patrice, i will try to grow few plants of indigo next year. sure you'll learn and will enjoy the process. have a great summer break.
xx

nicole said...

Wow, that inky yarn is to "dye" for.

:)

alessandra said...

thank you Nicole. Still haven't decided what to make with it. Love your sense of humor :D