This is the part of being obsessive that I love. I spent my July 4th holiday wrapping fabric around poles and then dyeing it in indigo. I can’t get enough of that arashi. There’s so much variation within this technique.
This is one that I wrapped, dyed, let dry on the pole, unwrapped, re-wrapped and over-dyed. Whew. I have to ask myself why. It’s ok and all but whatever. I don’t see the point in drying and then re-wrapping. I must be doin’ it rong.I won’t walk you through each one.Though I do love this skinny one. Fun to make, too.I did throw in some itajime. That’s the kind where you cover part of the fabric with blocks. One cannot live by arashi alone. Love this. Uneven pleats ftw!!Also cool, if I may say so myself. I accordion triangle folded it and then wrapped it. Even fancier than it soundsHell yes. 1/2 a yard of cotton looking fine!Another variation on willow pattern.Ok. So I guess I kinda did walk you through each one
But I did spend my day with them and perhaps I got attached.
Come and dye with me on Sunday, July 12 from 1 – 4 at Paradigm Gardens!!! Call them to register at 608/241-3800. That’s a week away. Holy Cats Time! Slow down!
4 thoughts on “Arashi Again”
These are amazing! It must be a terrific sight to see those indigo dyed cloths flapping in the breeze.
This are so cool!!! Well done 🙂
After your last post (and your kind reply!) I started seriously thinking about indigo dyeing. Then, this weekend, Creativebug announced their beginner’s indigo dyeing class. I think the universe is trying to tell me something…
If the universe is telling you to dye with indigo, I recommend that you listen. It’s waaaay fun. Keep me posted on your doings!