Saturday, March 10, 2012


Waves of blue are continuing to roll in around here. I reactivated all my indigo vats, which is a really experimental process of trying this and/or that to find what works. They feel very alive - I take their temperature, feed them, keep them warm... And they responded with improved colour! I decided to explore combining blues from different vats in the same fabric, today.

I like how the different dyes are just short of meeting - it looks like a dry brush effect.

And here is a little relief from all this blue!

Just for a minute, though. Each of these silks were done in one vat using the natural indigo.

The blues are not going to go away for some time yet...


Jennifer said...

Wowzerinis! You're definitely going full speed ahead - fantastic efforts and results. Documenting everything on your blog is so helpful to slowpokes like me. At least I've located all my supplies, 'cept the iron sulfate and fructose.

Your variety of tests and organization of results reminds me of a Carol Soderlund dye class. Keep it up - you're a true inspiration.


cate markey said...

Love the blog and all the indigo experimentation.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

it is my hope to be able to get
that greenish blue. i love it.
just love it.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love them all but especially the burst of blues!!! You are having so much fun!!!! Peace, Mary helen Fernandez Stewart

Yvonne said...

Jennifer - thanks for dropping by -and for your compliments! I may have been in a workshop with you a few years ago - Sue Benner - Abstraction? Looking forward to seeing your crop of blue!

Cate - thanks!

Grace - I am a fan of that colour, too. I'll check your blog.

Mary Helen - yes it's fun to experiment!