I jumped at the opportunity to take an Indigo class from Sandhya Garg
- She was on season 13 of Project Runway and has beautiful designs.
I’ve always been intrigued with indigo
[Did they use it in Little House on the Prairie?]
so I was very excited to learn some new techniques.
And while I can’t recount the exact names – I do like the way different patterns can result from the folding / stitching/ gathering. These are our projects, ready to dye.
Sandhya was a great teacher and very hands-on to help us get the most out of the class -
Here she's mixing the indigo from a kit she says we can purchase at hobby lobby...
Each kit dyes about 15 pieces.
I love that the indigo starts out green [such a beautiful shade]
and turns the gorgeous blue as the air hits it.
Here are a couple of my pieces after being dipped in indigo .
The real work started - rinsing and getting the stitches and bands off - lol -
Then we hung them up to dry a bit -
Sandhya did a scarf that [of course!] turned out beautifully!
But I really love how every single item turned out -
Take a look at the garment on the far right -
It was the last one to be dyed and has a beautiful aqua color!
It was a wonderful afternoon...
and I may just have to have an indigo party here at home.
Let me know if you're interested!