Friday, April 15, 2011
Indigo Test no. 1
Here's some of the results from our recent experiment in dyeing with natural indigo. I tried a few different resist techniques on a piece of muslin before dipping it into the indigo vat. The dots in the middle were done with a gel glue, and the rest was done with different ratios of beeswax and linseed oil. Neither worked as well as I was hoping, but the gel glue seemed to work the best. I'm going to try a spraying a diluted bleach solution through a stencil onto the dyed areas and see how that works next. Also need some more practice with the actual dyeing process, my work t-shirt is a little splotchy. All in all it was good fun.