I've been dyeing a few more mandalas - but I think the indigo vat needs some adjusting as I'm not getting the darker blues.
The one I like best so far is the one below - but it would look much better with some darker blue - there's an inner star in the center that didn't come out clearly.
I have signed up for Glennis Dolce and Richard Carbin's Indigo Mandala on-line workshop, which begins tomorrow. I'm hoping to learn more - maybe I could do a daily dyed mandala as a sort of meditation. I have explored multi-coloured mandalas before with dye, coloured pencils, felts, fabric, and paint - and maybe I will combine the indigo with other natural dyes to see what that's like.
This is a close up of a piece of a lace shirt that no longer fits that I dipped in the indigo. The threads that stayed white must be polyester, and look like the sky today which is an overcast white with no blue!