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That traditional sig vat: results!

We left our trusty sig vat on May 15th, hoping for a warm day that didn’t occur for another two days. But by the 17th the liquid was very definitely yellow-green although there was a lot of sediment and  particulate matter adhering to the glass of the jar. 1,053 more words


Brick & Mortar

I’m so excited to tell you I am showing and selling at a new gallery in Shelburne Falls!

I’ve been really busy dyeing silk and making scarves. 54 more words


How the magic works: the chemistry of blue.

The transformation from green-yellow to indigo blue that takes place before your eyes when something is removed from an indigo vat is the nearest thing to real magic that I know of. 1,620 more words


A traditional indigo sig vat.

Oxford English Dictionary: Also seg, sigg, zig(g). Of obscure origin, the form does not correspond to older Flem. seyck, G. seiche, in the same sense. 672 more words


#tbt :: 501 day and the world's oldest jean

Tomorrow is 5/01 or 1st May. Levi’s® marks this date to pay homage to the jean that started it all – the 501. I’ve been caught up with my shibori experiments and I just realised I haven’t yet made a single post on my first love which is denim. 276 more words


dyeing a piece of sky

Lesson Two of my indigo workshop is all about dyeing larger pieces of fabric.The first challenge was to evenly dye a yard of fabric in a single solid colour. 373 more words