Friday, 19 March 2010

Inspiring Indigo

Earlier this week, Sue handed over the spoils from the indigo workshop she did with Janice Gunner at Cowslip Workshops. Considering I prepared them hurriedly in a morning (despite plenty of notice I'm always a last minute girl) there were some interesting results.
I'd used cream or fawn fabrics rather than white to co-ordinate with these old Ndop indigo fabrics from Cameroon - I'm still interested in integrating old and new cloth as I'd done here

These 2 were my favourites- the background is a mocha coloured silk noile and takes the dye beautifully. (and I've got lots more yardage)
This Japanese yellowy fabric also took the dye well
And I threw this commercial patterned fabric in too, thinking ahead to CQ Summer School and sea and sand ripples
I also did a trial with my smocking pleater machine - have to use thin strips of fabric and brute force but some interesting effectsSue had some wonderful samples she'd done using my bits of drainpipe - still the best shibori technique I think. Her stitched sample was interesting too - worth investing some time in stitching for next opportunity when have access to an indigo vat.
Looking forward to Regional Day tomorrow in Kensington where Janice is speaking . I don't suppose I'll be able to resist stocking up on bargain art materials at Cass arts....


neki desu said...

indigo is magic!

Mila said...

Очень интересно!