indigo on leather


indigo on leather

Originally uploaded by SOFennell

The gloves are part of a project and the idea of dyeing my pair in indigo was probably the most logical idea. So, I’ve worked them in shibori and now they’re drying. I don’t know if the dye will really take, but it should. They’re soaked through, though. It will be days at least before they’re dry.

That was just a little of today’s “call” of the dye. The weather was mild, although it rained all day. Again, not ideal for the vat, but it had to be done. I had a project to complete and working in milder temps made the job easier.

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8 Responses to “indigo on leather”

  1. jude Says:

    oh geez, gorgeous

  2. velma Says:

    i have wondered before about indigo on leather. there’s a wonderful artists’ book by kristin alana baum called the the book of millie-ba all about indigo…

    • Susan Says:

      This idea just came up. A friend distributed pairs of gloves for us to work with, play with, as a piece for an exhibit. It’s still a mystery as to how it’s going to work…but another friend suggested I dye mine, with indigo, of course. So without research, I just approached it the way I usually work with textiles. So far, it looks like the dye works. The gloves are now much deeper than that original photo. I’ll have to take some more and post.

  3. velma Says:

    here’s a pic: http://www.guildofbookworkers.org/gallery/inflight/10.shtml

  4. shiborigirl Says:

    i might be tempted to use kakishibu with the leather….

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