I am so excited to announce that my book is now available for purchase!
I wrote this book during my exploration of resist dyeing and wanted to share it with other indigo enthusiasts. I couldn’t find a clear instruction guide to help me in my learning process, so I made my own. In this book I have documented my folding / binding techniques and their varying results (which I discovered through experimentation). Inside you will find over 50 resist methods including how to achieve circle, square, diamond, and stripe patterns. I also illustrate traditional tie dye and shibori arashi techniques.
Basic indigo vat set up instructions along with dye lot examples are also included.
153 total pages
Self published / copyright obtained
Now available here!
I am sooooo curious about this Indigo & Rosemary soap from Midnight Collective. What an original concept, right?
I never tire of seeing shibori surfboards…
image credit : tigmitrading
Loving this image from the instagram account of glorimansa
I just discovered the Natural Dye Kits website today and I’m loving every single element of this kit (and its packaging). If you are into it, check out their FAQ page that contains answers to some of the most common indigo dyeing questions. I am also getting ready to try my hand at growing Indigo and found these seeds (also from Graham Keegan).
I am obsessing over these chairs that I saw on Instagram: Annalouise. They are perfect…
One of my favorite aspects of resist dyeing is that you can do it in an eco-friendly way. All the tools below were salvaged from a behind a friend’s house (pvc pipe, woodworker dowel scrap, discarded wood planks, and even a discarded chop stick). Any type of material can be used to create the most interesting patterns. I also find myself dyeing any clothing that is stained and destined to be thrown out….just leave it in an Indigo dye bath until the hue is dark enough to hide the stain (with multiple rounds of oxidation).
Curious about what the binding material below is? Waxed hemp, sewing thread, rubber bands, plumber’s tape and plastic wrap.
With resist dyeing, you will always be surprised when you experiment with everyday items. I recently used some metal binder clips and the outcome was quite nice, the slender motifs resemble butterflies! This cloth was made by folding a simple accordion fold and placing the clips 5″ apart in a half-drop repeat.
BINDER CLIPS (POPPIN) $5