Indigo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Several months back I bought this braid of merino/yak blend fiber from A Verb for Keeping Warm. The faint blue tinge is a light indigo overdye, and while the fiber has sat pretty much untouched since my original purchase, I’m much more inclined to spin it up now that the new Colorways is out. I contributed an article on indigo-bearing plants around the world, an assignment that gave me a much greater appreciation for the indigo dyeing process as well as tested my French skills (a primary source for my information was Dominique Cardon’s excellent Le monde de teintures naturelles, and impossible to find in an English translation in Ottawa).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks like nice stuff, doesn’t it? If it turns out well I might send it to Rhinebeck.

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