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Jennifer Falkowski
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Indigo Dyer/Creativity Instigator
Indigo Dyer/Creativity Instigator

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I went to Seattle to take a natural indigo vat making class with Kathy Hattori of Botanical Colors. I learned a lot about different kinds of indigo vats. I think I like the henna vat the most. Everyone was awesome. I took the class with artist…

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Check it out!  Kim Lapack of Persimon Dreams and the famous Project Quilting has been sewing with my fabrics! She came to a trunk show that I did at Millhouse Quilts last summer and bought some. Yes, there are other fabrics in there as well.  Mine are the…

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Book Review: I've learned so much from books about indigo! Here's an especially beautiful one! Indigo porn... http://ow.ly/v9TR308EMQ5

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Maiwa is a store based in Canada which specializes in natural dyes, and a commitment to support and promote artisans. Their website is eye candy for anyone interested textiles and indigo. Enjoy! http://ow.ly/ECmC308FCFk

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Jenina and I have been recording some of our thoughts about our Deep Into Indigo Retreat plans.  Also, adding many pretty pictures, because pretty is what it’s all about. Also fun. Also food. Also Friends. The best F words.

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Do what Bruce says...
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Japan has a long history with indigo, particularly in the village of Aramatsu, Aichi Prefecture. This is a video of the annual exhibit of indigo-dyed art at the Aichi Prefectural Art Museum. While indigo dying is an ancient art in Japan, artists continue to find ways to expand its use and expression. Gorgeous! https://youtu.be/Pq9O-uE98KI

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This year the Deep Into Indigo Retreat has a new location.  We talked about it yesterday and threw together this little video about it.  You can find more info here.  We hope you join us!!    

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I learn about indigo in some amazing places. Tatcha is a beautiful store which carries all kinds of Japanese beauty products. This is a lovely primer on indigo. http://ow.ly/eJsr308HPFp

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Most people think that blue pigment comes only from an indigo plant. There are actually many kinds of plants all over the world which produce a blue pigment. Before indigo was imported from Asia, Europeans extracted blue pigments from the native woad plant. There are still dyers and fiber artists who use this plant for blue pigment. Learn all about it here: http://www.woad.org.uk/
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