Indigo has been used for dyeing fabric throughout history all over the world. Woad was used in Europe and Central Asia and in Japan dyer's knotweed was and in some areas is still used. However, the main plant used today throughout the world is Indigofera Tinctoria.
Through the five years that I have been experimenting and developing dyeing with indigo I have used both synthetic and natural indigo on wool, cotton, silk and linen.
Shibori is a resist technique in which fabric is stitched, folded, tied and clamped - these are used individually or together resulting in many different patterns and textures. The resulting item is then dyed in indigo.
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