April 19, 2015 – Resist Dyeing

We met in Phyllis’s back yard. Sandy prepared the indigo pot, making sure the chemical balance was working well to produce this natural blue dye.

Frank had knitted a bag that he was going to felt. But before it was felted, he wanted to dye it in the indigo bath.

The bag and strap were tied in areas where he wanted it to resist the dye.

Although the dye appeared to be weak, he dipped all  pieces four times and got a beautiful dark blue that did not crack off when washed and rinsed in vinegar.

Next he will felt it and we will see the results next month.