A RECIPE FOR INDIGO DYE [DIY TUTORIAL]

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A few weeks ago my Aunty (the very creative and inspiring hand weaver, spinner and textile designer Madeleine Jude) very kindly spent the day giving me a little glimpse into the alchemy of indigo dying. Working with natural dyes is quite daunting – I’m so glad I had someone to show me rather than trying to figure it out for myself from a book. Today I’m sharing some photos of the dye making process along with the recipe we used for our indigo vat. I chose to dye a stack of muslin squares which I folded using some simple shibori folding techniques which I learnt mostly from YouTube.

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