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Recommended Reading: Imprints on Cloth

Imprints on Cloth is a beautiful book that pays tribute to the rich textile traditions of the vibrant Miao people. Tucked away in the serene mountainous province of Guizhou (southwest China), this remarkable community has lived in harmony with nature, using simple and hardy materials from the region to produce breathtaking textiles. 217 more words

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The last couple of months, I've been trying to read and learn more about indigo dyeing processes and how they're practiced across the world. I found this fantastic book that provides a peek into a small community called the Miao (Guizhou, China) for whom indigo is a way of life! The book includes basics like indigo dyeing using wood ash to the bizarre like using pig's blood to create sheen and lustre. I love the way the authors have religiously tried to capture the Miao practices as they are without any filters / opinions. Here's a short note I wrote on the book for WSN.

Recommended Reading: Imprints on Cloth

Imprints on Cloth is a beautiful book that pays tribute to the rich textile traditions of the vibrant Miao people. Tucked away in the serene mountainous province of Guizhou (southwest China), this remarkable community has lived in harmony with nature, using simple and hardy materials from the region to produce breathtaking textiles. 217 more words

sampling

to all of you who left a comment regarding my rather challenging choice of colours

thank you

as each of you knows, comments are what make blogging worthwhile… 133 more words

Indigo

Indigo pieces become a jacket

Sampling techniques and colors, I end up with a collection of small bits.  When the bag gets big enough, my quilting/piecing genes take over and I make something from the small pieces!   71 more words

Dye Materials

challenges

little mistakes add up

boulevard weave – 10 harnesses/shafts – plus 2 extra for the selvedges

I find it difficult to work with these colours… 125 more words

Indigo

Save the Date: Mary Jaeger at The American Craft Show, San Francisco

Where: Festival Pavilion, Forth Mason Center, San Francisco

Date: Jul 31- Aug 2

Timing: Friday 10 AM-8 PM | Saturday 10AM-6 PM | Sunday 11 AM-5 PM… 244 more words