Blue and Rust

I tried my hand at Michel Garcia's 123 Organic Indigo Vat see instructions here

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Hand dyed thread using indigo

 The image above shows the silk/cotton thread, mulberry silk, and in the back...alpaca! Was proud that I was able to make lovely hanks of the dyed thread. I have figured out a way to make my hanks shape up and behave just like they did before they were dyed.

 

Colors from indigo

I also dyed silk/wool gauze.  And then I placed the fabric on a rusty table. Haza!

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Also tried my hand at letting the rusty table work its magic on the silk/wool broadcloth. 

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First trial with silk/wool broadcloth on rusty table-top. 

Large leaves acted as a resist on the rusty table-top.  

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