I have been dreaming about making this project for years and have finally set aside time to work on this passion project.
I have always enjoyed dyeing yarn and love the color blue, so natural indigo was an obvious choice.
This limited batch of table runners and scarves have a lot of labor and a lot of love woven into them. I hope you can appreciate them as much as I do.
PROCESS: 5 gallon vat of indigo dye is mixed in preparation
Bamboo warp is wound off cones and onto warping wheel.
A 480 end, 20 yard long warp is tied off in spots to create resists where the indigo will not dye.
Warp is then soaked in hot water for 30 mins to prep it for the dye bath.
Warp is then dipped in indigo vat 2 times, each time waiting for it to oxidize and change color from green to blue in the air.
It then takes hours of soaking and rinsing the excess dye off the yarn, before it is hung to dry.
After it's dry it takes several days to untangle and get wrapped onto the back beam of the loom. Then the heddles and reed are threaded and the warp is tied onto the front apron.
Each one is then handwoven in plain weave with a natural bamboo weft.
After everything is woven, they are cut off the loom, and prepared for finishing. This step includes replacing broken threads, snipping loose ends, twisting the fringe, hand washing, and finally ironing.
SPECS: Thin lightweight table runner approximately 16” wide X 68” long with twisted fringe.
Hand dyed, hand woven on 40" Macomber loom, using a natural bamboo yarn.
CARE: Hand wash in cool water, hang to dry, warm iron when needed.