Monday, August 06, 2012

pipe dreams

with a few simple tools,
a few guiding principles,
and her steadfast instruction, Joan Morris
brought the techniques of arashi shibori
[Japanese pole binding] to Long Ridge Farm, 
coupled with
three unique indigo dye vats.
the work was so sweet.
poles were wrapped
manipulated and twisted
then dipped in indigo vats
as so desired.
and left to rest under an indigo moon
only to awaken to woad [isatis tinctoria] dips
individual natural indigo vat creations
all arriving at finished work:
tattersal
woodgrain
twisted on pole
woodgrain variation
time was spent drifting through
raindrops, study, laughter and accomplishment.
magnificent growth.
splendid results.

4 comments:

  1. Every one of those fabrics is lovely, but I think the first wood grain is my favorite. Sounds like another magical workshop at Long Ridge for sure!

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    1. So too my favorite...woodgrain.

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  2. Anonymous8:52 AM

    ... any one of them would make up into a lovely garment! ~ m.

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