A while back, I did a workshop on Nigerian Indigo dyeing with CraftSouth. The tutor was the fabulous Oluwole Oginni. I highly recommend this workshop, part of a series of Traditional Craft Workshops. Indigo dyeing wasn’t offered in 2012 but hopefully there will be another opportunity.
We used wax resists and then dyed with indigo, using several dips.
I turned some of the fabric I worked on into these fully lined bags.
The denim is from recycled jeans, one pair to each bag! This pair are a hemp blend.
And since we’re here… a couple of gratuitous pictures of a poppy that came up in my garden. I can’t really claim to have planted it, though it bears a strong resemblance to some blood poppies I grew years back from a gift of seed. But it was beautiful, and the bees love these flowers. It is winter here now and I have just a few of these poppies beginning life in the garden, which have escaped the caterpillars. So here’s hoping for more flowers later in the year!