Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Indigo highlights

The results are in!  I'll post more detailed accounts over the next few days about some of the fabrics I dyed in last week's indigo vat.  For now, I'll just do a little show and tell, with more show than tell.

Test swatches (sequence of 1-9 dips) and a couple of solids:

Itajime (clamp resist):

Nui (stitched) shibori:
mokume (wood grain) shibori
ori-nui shibori
maki-nui shibori
My pride and joy--two shirokage (white shadow) pieces:

As for quilting, work on the MQG challenge quilt continues.  I have twenty days to get it done in time for my next guild meeting.  Time to kick it into high gear!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday on Freshly Pieced and The Needle and Thread Network.  Happy Canada Day, and happy sewing!


  1. Wow. Wow wow wow. So. Incredibly. Beautiful. The ori-nui shibori is my personal favorite, but they are all gorgeous.

  2. Your shirokaje are master pieces! Congratulations!

  3. I am in love with the piece that looks like woven ribbons. They are all so beautiful though. Great job.

  4. Truly spectacular, Momiji! You have worked really hard and it shows in the final product!

  5. Wonderful! Love the Shibori and shadow pieces. Interesting to see the gradient in the first photo. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Great pieces, especially the shirokage!

  7. Wow, you really got some wonderful, rich colours this time! I love them all. I'm very inspired, I must say!

  8. wow! they are all gorgeous Jessica! are you bringing them to the next meeting???

  9. Ditto what Janet said! Please bring some to the next meeting!