Indigo is among the oldest  dyes  to be  used  for textiles. Its use dates back to the 7th century BC. A variety of  plants  produce  indigo dye, but the  most commonly used, because  it has a high  concentration of  indigo is  indigofera tinctoria.

Woad  was used  in Europe, as it  is better  suited  to the  climate, It yields  the  same  dye  substances but at  lower  concentration, producing  beautiful soft blues. Nowadays, synthetic  indigo  is  often used instead  of the  plant varieties.

I use  indigo and  woad in conjunction with ecoprinting  and  also using  ancient Japanese shibori techniques, where  stititching and  clamping are  used  to reserve  parts of the  cloth, leaving a white  pattern against the  blue


Sue Hopkins

10.12.2020 00:50

Your work is lovely. Looking forward to your classes.

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16.11 | 16:52

Hi Caroline. I love your sweaters (cashmere or cotton) and would love to purchase one but I would need a 38 size bust. Can you let me know if you have any in this size. I don't seem to see them.

30.10 | 19:37

Could you add me to your mailing list thanks

28.10 | 18:00

Please add me to your e-mail list. Thank you, Bonnie Strollo

25.10 | 14:01

Hi Caroline:
I'm the person who didn't make it to Morocco...and I really don't want to wait until next fall to take some instruction from you. Any suggestions for a course I could take in the meantime

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