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

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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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I just love anything blue...and Jenina likes dishes. Aren't these gorgeous?!https://www.leewolfepottery.com/

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Sending a shout out to Botanical Colors where I buy my indigo and chemicals to make organic vats. They're super friendly and helpful! http://botanicalcolors.com/

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We’re baaa-aack!  We had so much fun at the Deep Into Indigo Retreat last year, that we are doing it again this summer.  The only changes are that we’ve moved to a more spacious location AND the food will be inspired by the holiday happening on the…

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We are so pleased to announce that registration for Deep Into Indigo Retreat 2017 is NOW OPEN! Check out the link to reserve your spot! http://ow.ly/j7EW308nqhP
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I made a mighty mess trying out different resist techniques.

I made a mighty mess.  It’s one of my favorite things to do. I mixed up some rice flour and gum arabic, which is also known as sugar glue.  It’s made with the sap from the acacia tree.  I had tried to make a resist from just gum arabic – I swear I read a…

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Pojagi Tutorial with bonus ironing

 I can’t be forever dyeing!  Sometimes I like to dig into old news.  A nice big pile of linen can be seriously inspiring. So are these gorgeous pojagi.  Not really quilts, though pieced like one, a pojagi is a Korean wrapping cloth.  I was suddenly struck…
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