Tuesday, October 18, 2011

blue mis*chie*f

blue mischief3

the resources one has to use when writing some words just to stop the sleaze from visiting!and to content google too. do you know that there are some words google does not like? some of them pretty innocuous. 
anyhow,this is about dyeing white handmade lace  and a windfall  linen hand towel and not google.

i was  thrilled to have finished weaving so i treated myself to a quick vat. hear hear in amazement after living so long in the realm of lack of successful vats!
there's something naughty about dyeing handmade lace. one of the small doilies was pristine white, but the other had yellowed a bit.the yellowed one came out somewhat darker. i'm going to keep dipping today aiming for a very dark blue.
while i waskeeping an eye on the vat and its contents  i remembered the windfall hand towel i had kept for years waiting for the owner to claim it.
it  was given a go too. maybe i'll re dip it as well.
and yesterday i read this. a methodology worth trying! any thoughts on that?

neki desu
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  1. o yes, this is how i dipped my first batch of indigo. not knowing, just doing.

  2. Your post reminded me of tea-dyeing old linens (of which I have a trove, all in storage in RI alas). I've never messed about with indigo -- I'm afraid I'd end up looking like a wanna-be Tuareg. (Not the car.)

  3. Anonymous12:07 AM

    so what for you is a quick vat?

    and that tablecloth...looks kind of like ones being produces outside japan but also imported and sold there. some of them might be stitched and tied only before being imported for dyeing. still lovely and would be fantastic to make one for yourself.

  4. What a lovely blue. You're getting good at this! Congratulations!

  5. Geniale il link, proprio per me che andrò in Giappone a primavera! Spero di imparare anche io a tingere con l'indaco, che magnifico colore.

  6. Anonymous1:50 AM

    gorgeous colour. indigo is such a mystery with so many variables, think that's why it is valued so much

  7. Amazing blue! What is a quick vat? The instant type of indigo?

  8. evelyn, you're right. pre reduced indigo. instant indigo is a big time misnomer :)


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