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
Your work is lovely. Looking forward to your classes.
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