This past weekend I did my first indigo batch of the year! I woke up early to get my blue friend going, after spending hours the night before stitching and clamping fabric. I added to a vat left from a few months ago. Hard to say if it really does much but I love the idea of truly trying to grandfather a vat and keep it going and keeping the connection between all one's textile batches. This round I mostly wanted to darken fabrics I had dyed before and I'm learning to limit my fabric quantity. I get so excited.
The cloudy Portland weather was a perfect day for shooting and capturing these true blues. I'm really trying to get myself to utilize this blog more frequently. It helps my process and forces me to use my camera, practicing another passion I behold. It's easy to fall in one direction, isn't it?
I'm pictured wearing my dyer's uniform. I've somehow happened to continue wearing the same vans, jeans, and ripped denim shirt. What you wear in your studio can make a difference I don't care if you disagree! The shoes and vans get darker each time. Makes me so happy. It's the simple things really.
Happy Spring! So much indigo product to come. yay.