Saturday, May 24, 2014

Mood Indigo

I had the opportunity today to attend the OHS Southwest Region Seminar Mood Indigo in Strathroy and had a great time.
A good friend and a new acquaintance made the trip together. We met up with other members of our guild there too.
Regional guilds had beautiful displays set up with the colours and wares of Indigo, weaving, basketry, spinning and knitting.
Oxford Weavers and Spinners Guild display at Mood Indigo
The workshop I attended was about dyeing with Indigo. Two kinds of vats were made. One with pre-reduced indigo and the other an organic vat using banana and slaked lime.
Examples from H. Boon's collection

Also from H. Boon's collection
Harriet Boon was the keynote speaker and gave a talk all about Indigo and its use around the world. Very interesting and informative. Found out a lot of new information.

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