A Weekend Spent Playing in the Indigo Vat

First the big news! Today is the day I will be on the American Patchwork and Quilting radio podcast with Pat Sloan. If you want to listen here is the link.

All People Quilt Podcast

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 310 Debbie Maddy

We had several people wanting to purchase scarves for gifts so we decided to spend the weekend playing in the indigo vat. That is always a very fun time!!

First I got the vat in ship shape order. Love that beautiful flower on top of the liquid!

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We set up our little out door studio….lawn chairs and an umbrella + a fan.

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We decided to just do itajime shibori and arashi so we clamped, squished, wrapped and tied! We even use some children toys to resist the indigo. We dipped and redipped several times to achieve the deep dark blue. This is the first reveal. I love it!

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After a long day plus another short day we revealed everything. We used some new techniques and were rewarded with some unique scarves. They will all be for sale on Thursday if you are interested let us know.

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I will be teaching the indigo dyeing three places so far this year.

August 6, 2016 for the Quilters Guild of Dallas

August 20, 2016 at A Scarlet Thread Quilt Shop in McDonough, Georgia

November 6, 2016 at Art Retreat at the Prairie in Round Top, Texas

Check my itinerary for the links to all of the workshops.

Debbie’s workshop Itinerary

PS: I decided to do a little scrunch dyeing with fiber dyes and this is the result.

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We will continue our posts about our trip to Japan soon.

Until next time,

Debbie and David

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