Indigo: An illustrated guide to resist dyeing

November 1, 2018

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!

 

L-O-V-E

August 12, 2016

 
 

I never tire of seeing shibori surfboards…
 
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image credit : tigmitrading

 

NATURAL DYE KITS

June 9, 2016

 

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).

$42 here

 

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE

May 14, 2016

 

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.

 
 
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