Tuesday, May 6, 2014

"I" is for Indigo Dyeing

"I" is for Indigo Dyeing, because that's what I did over the past week instead of working on my MQG Challenge Quilt!

I've written a number of blog entries over the last several days in which I've addressed the dyeing process and some of its challenges.  I will continue with the more detailed commentary in future posts, but for today, I'm just going to do some show-and-tell of the shibori pieces I dyed last Wednesday.  Here they are:

Itajime (clamp resist):

Nui shibori (stitched shibori):

Tesuji (a particular kind of pole-wrapping technique):

Which is your favorite?  Mine is the last of the itajime pieces, which to me looks like a set of ethereal, slightly abstract windows.

Linking to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and the Needle and Thread Network; more indigo shibori news coming soon!


  1. you got some great pieces - hard to decide, but the last itajime are all fabulous!

  2. All your pieces are beautiful but especially love #4 and #6. Must be the window-like effect.

  3. I find this so interesting...anxious to see more!

  4. I am really drawn to the Tesuji pieces - they bring to mind a sci fi x-ray! Going to have to try this method soon. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Very nice!! I love all of them!