Friday

ricketts indigo.

last night i went to a lecture by rowland ricketts about his time spent in japan working on a traditional indigo farm. he learned how to plant, harvest, dry, compost and process the indigo plant into natural dyes to use in his work. he and his wife recently moved back to the states and are working on opening their own indigo farm. the range of colors that you can get is really amazing.




6 comments:

  1. the blues in some japanese textiles are so gorgeous. it must feel wonderful to create such beautiful things :)

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  2. These indigo gradients always remind me of Hokusai.

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  3. so jealous they can do that. i've been staring at their site for ages, and looking everywhere else for indigo fabrics. found you looking them up.

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