my first vat

Words are escaping me today. Making an indigo vat for the first time and seeing, almost feeling, that it was ready to dye was so exciting...just, sigh.

It was such a speedy process. I had a sort-of plan beforehand - shades I wanted to try and get, a couple of over dyes and resist experiments. It just all happened so quickly and before I knew it there was a rack full of yarn. I moved it inside when the rain came, and had to keep going to back to the laundry room to peek at it.

I used a little kit alongside Kristine Vejar's creativebug class which I can highly recommend. I imagined it to be a complicated process but it really wasn't, and was a good way to learn this stage of the process while I wait for my own fresh dyestuff to grow. (Woad is growing well, indigo is a dream for next year...) 

This post consists mainly of photos, and awe...

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a basic resist - dipped in the vat, then i tied a couple of knots in the skein, then dipped it back in.

a basic resist - dipped in the vat, then i tied a couple of knots in the skein, then dipped it back in.