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Yesterday was blue

But, it was the good kind of blue.  INDIGO, obv.

I had an Indigo 101 class at Paradigm Gardens and it was freakin’ awesome.

I always meet the most amazing and interesting people at my classes.  We made the world pretty and bluer.

I’ll try not to overwhelm you with pictures.


Just kidding.  I’m totally going to try to overwhelm you with pictures.

image3(14)Because these are all so beautiful.image4(14)

image6(13)This becoming…

image7(9)…this is not something you would want to miss.

And that kind of transformation happened a lot.

image8(8)We named this guy Squidward.


He ended up being quite pretty.

Here’s just a bunch of beautiful work presented without (much) comment.

image9(7)image10(5) image11(3)What’s that you say?  There’s a surprising amount of green…


image18image16 image15Well spotted.  All this green turned blue when it oxidized.  That’s just indigo’s way.

image17Here are all those greened up pieces after being in the air for a bit.  The green bits all turn blue and all look gorgeous!

image19I’m kicking myself for not get a picture of this beautiful shawl after it oxidized.  You’ll have to take my word for it, it’s stunning.

image21I did get a picture of this one and I’m blown away by how lovely it is.

The next classes are coming right up and if you’ve actually read this far, you’re hooked and should sign up as soon as you can! They are each $85…sort of.

This Sunday, July 19th is a Shibori only class.  There won’t be any dyeing BUT we will focus on stitching, binding, clamping, folding and other assorted things to make beautiful patterns like the ones you’ve been shamelessly ogling above.

On Saturday, June 25th.  I’ll have an Indigo 102 class.  Welcome to anyone who has any experience dyeing.  It’ll be $20 off if you’ve taken the Shibori classes on the 19th.

Call Paradigm Gardens at 608/241-3800 to sign up.

Call me at 608/852-3970 if you have questions about the classes.

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Ready Freddy

I only need to make one more log cabin square to call this ready, Freddy.
Making it into a quilt top, though, takes more time than you might think.
That’s because I don’t make each square a certain size, I just sew them together until they are around about the same size.
When I sew the squares together, I often have to add a strip here and there.
I could cut the squares down but then I’d lose so much of my precious squares and I would be sad.
Can’t have that.