Monthly Archives: March 2015

MAGICAL INDIGO

March 7, 2015

 

Have you ever wondered why the pieces you pull from the dye vat are pale green and then magically turn blue? It’s due to the oxygenation of the dye. Wild Colours (the best resource ever) explains the process here, “When you expose the fibre to oxygen in the air you will see it gradually change colour from pale yellow to green and then finally to blue, as the indigo dye reverts to its insoluble blue form. Seeing the colour develop in the air must have looked like magic to many early cultures, and this change in colour can easily get you hooked on dyeing blues.”

This is one of the reasons I got hooked on Indigo, as it is truly magical to watch.

 

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INDIGO DYED BEDDING-PART 2

March 5, 2015

 

 

I just completed a new batch of pillowcases that will be added to the shop this week. For the first time Queen & King sizes will be available.

With the exception of the last 2 styles, all were created by resistance Indigo dyeing using wooden blocks & clamps.

See last week’s post on Indigo dyed bedding

 

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ALL IMAGES © H & FIELD, 2015

HOW TO WEAR SHIBORI

March 2, 2015

 

Image from the tumblr of Stephanie Hoff, who is inspiring me to mix bandanas and Shibori

 

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