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,
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:
twisted on pole
time was spent drifting through
raindrops, study, laughter and accomplishment.