Dyeing is such a serendipitous activity. I do not approach it scientifically and precisely therefore the outcomes can be wildly variable. Indigo is a favorite and I have always great results. Until the last vat a few weeks ago. Not sure why but I did not get the nice swampy green and purple flower.
In an effort to revive it, I heated it to 170 degrees for 30 minutes, stirred gently and added more reducing agent, thiox.
It worked! I combined some rust dyed linen with this revived indigo and played all Saturday afternoon. I continue to be inspired by https://spiritcloth.typepad.com/ I followed a link on her blog and made some moons.
Lots of choices for stitching projects. I continue to think about the role of making in my life. How to maintain a thoughtful slow approach and not think in terms of "making art."
These hand dyed fabrics and naturally dyed threads make me happy. As does this finished small piece below.
And enjoyed a breakfast picnic and cookie baking with my favorite turtle wrangler.