|The orinui pattern of "teeth or molars" that this stitch|
technique produces. I used a bright purple cotton knit,
and with the indigo blue, the purple looks pink.
|Adding the indigo powder to 3 gallons of water. Then|
Thiox and soda ash will be added, GENTLY stirred, then
left to sit for 30 mins. before starting the dyeing.
The vat can be resuscitated/revived that day if the color gets pale by adding 1 to 2 tsps. of Thiox. (I've revived pre-reduced indigo vats 11 months after its initial used with this method!)
|Lari's cotton yarn that she wrapped in|
sections (ikat) to produce a varigated
|The white cotton yarn|
goes into the vat.
|The "white" yarn comes out seconds later|
as a teal/turquoise, and....
|The "white" yarn is oxidizing in the air and gradually|
will come to its full blue color. (Also wish it could
stay this lovely teal/turquoise....)