Contentnea Creek Homeland Indigenous Medicine Cloth
My "Go To" Dye Is Indigo ... I feel in love with the process as a child and it continues to excite me 50 years later. Indigo dyed fabric is green when it comes out of the pot, and as it oxidizes it turns blue (right before your eyes). All fabric is hand dyed and hung on a clothesline to dry just like my mother, grandmothers, great-grandmothers and women around the world. Once fabric is removed from dye pot, I dry it naturally, preferably by oxidizing in the sunshine and blowing in the wind. Then I machine wash the fabric to remove any dye that didn't attach to the fibers.
Images Showing Indigo Dye Processes
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