|Japanese Indigo In Flower|
The indigo had been growing in the side yard all summer long. It did very well even though the plants never got really full. They branched out and got nice and tall, but they never seemed to fill in the space that I gave them.
Plucking off the leaves didn't take me long at all. I was just worried that I wouldn't have enough to do much with. The book, A Dyer's Garden, by Rita Buchanan, suggested 8oz of leaves to dye 2 - 4 oz of fiber/yarn. I crammed them into a glass jar, hurried them into the house, weighed them in another container and ta dah! I had 7.9 oz.
|Stop! There's No More Room!|
|Spots of Blue - And The Usual Coppery Scum|
And now - more pictures!
|Indigo On Cotton|
|Drip! Here You Can See Some Of The Indigo Is Still In It's 'White' State|
|Shirt: Back w/"Circle In Circle"|