Friday, 18 May 2012
Under Dyeing Indigo
Tanaka san spun and spun some old silk hankies I had made years ago from cut cocoons I had used for breeding and brought some very well done skeins to class today. We dyed them with gardenia pods to get a deep yellow with an aluminum mordant. Then the thread was dipped once, twice and three times in the indigo to get this green spectrum. She needs a little more practice on the spinner before the thread can be used for warp. But very close. This thread will be her weft. Gorgeous.