“A Greener Indigo” about Barbara Shapiro’s work with a non-toxic, environmentally friendly vat, in this summer’s Fiberarts magazine naturally drew me. So, recently, I made up a small vat and have begun experimenting with it.
I’m sure it has its contexts, as I’m finding. I was lukewarm at first. This image is a detail from a piece of fabric that was sitting in my garage for quite some time – waiting for the right dye to “appear” – and I think it finally did.
It’s tempting to take the same ingredients down to Beaufort this coming weekend. I wonder what the participants there would make of it?