Wednesday, November 16, 2005
I received the supply list for the Indigo workshop I'm taking on Dec. 3 & 4. I was very excited to read that we'll learn some shibori techniques also. It looks like I have all of the needed supplies but I'm going to get some silk and linen to dye. I've been reading "Indigo Textiles: Technique and History" by Gosta Sandberg. It has a good amount of historical info and overviews of the different indigo dye techniques used around the world(with some nice photos too). I just picked up from inter-library loan "Indigo, Madder and Marigold" by Trudy van Stralen. I can't comment on it yet - haven't turned a page of it! The other fiber related book I'm reading is "The Root of Wild Madder: Chasing the History, Mystery, and Lore of the Persian Carpet" by Brian Murphy. So far it's an interesting and entertaining page turner. I'm learning alot about present-day Iran and Afghanistan and just as much about the Persian Empire.