Visting Hiroyuki Shindo

Posted on 7 CommentsPosted in Arashi, Art, Indigo, Japan, Vats

I first discovered Hiroyuki Shindo’s work about 2 years ago. I can’t quite remember what led me to his work, but i was immediately taken with it. His art is very different to traditional “Arimatsu” shibori, and it is awe inspiring. If you google image search his name you will find so much to love […]


Posted on 4 CommentsPosted in Indigo, Natural Dyeing, Vats, Workshops, Yarn

Indigo is the natural dye I have worked with most, and challenges me more than any other. You could spend your life working with it, and still learn something new every day. Indigo dyed textiles always seems to be alive. It’s a colour that changes with the light, and on sunny days will be bright […]

New Year, New Vat

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9 days in to the new year I finally get around to starting a new vat. For quite some time I’ve been wanting to try my hand at a truly natural vat, so today I started a fructose lime vat. Often also called a 1-2-3 vat, which is confusing because a ferrous sulphate (iron) vat […]