Itajime Natural Dyes Workshop

I recently taught a wonderful group of women from the Connecticut Handweavers' Guild how to make silk scarves in the "itajime" technique. We folded and clamped silk scarves with shapes of wood and worked with indigo, marigold, cochineal, chestnut and iron to get lots of color variation. We were blessed with a perfect spring day, and I think everyone had fun and learned a lot. Here are several pictures from our day.

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