I am dreaming of indigo nightly - and last night several were ideas of what to try next. Here I sewed together a variety of fabrics - nine different silks, cottons, and linens and then dipped it. The photo of it blue is when it's still wet - and I think I prefer it before - but I have plans to add one of the moons to it and work it further. This came together really quickly and I had a sense of my native style - some sort of inner indication that I'm on the right track.
And another Japanese plaid overdyed with indigo:
It was a beautiful day so I planted this rhubarb from a friend while I was out weeding. Rhubarb leaves can be used to make a mordant in natural dyeing, but they are also poisonous. I will definitely put the stalks to use, but will decide whether to use the leaves later. I find that I am using the natural indigo vat almost entirely - with only a few dips into the chemical one because I don't like it's smell or toxicity.