See this group of happy smiling folks? This is just a couple of the ladies that joined me last weekend in a super fun play day with indigo. After the Little Group I belong to saw the samples I had made in the workshop at Quilt Canada with Anna Hergert, they asked if I could do a day of indigo dyeing with them. Never one to miss a chance to play, I agreed.
Last Sunday we gathered at Wendey's house, I showed them my sample pieces again, and described the various stitches used to create the patterns, and while they got busy stitching, I got some indigo vats started. This was my first time doing this, and I had my fingers crossed that everything would work.
We left the vats to work while we stitched and wrapped and tied the fabric,
|Stitching away photo: Colleen Dobbeck|
had a great lunch (amazing trifle Colleen - thank you!),
|Lunch! photo: Colleen Dobbeck|
chatted, laughed and had a wonderful time.
|stitching, with refreshments of course Photo: Colleen Dobbeck|
Then it was time. Until I pulled that first piece of fabric out of the vat and watched it turned from a strange yellowy green to a beautiful indigo when the air hit it, I had been holding my breath. It worked!
|Is it going to work? Photo: Colleen Dobbeck|
|Taking turns Photo: Colleen Dobbeck|
You can see my sample pieces here.