Now my Indigo dye jobs are not solid or even like can be achieved with procion fiber reactive dyes. I prefer a mottled watercolor effect, which I achieve with multiple dips. I don't start with an intense vat, I start off light, and build color and layers over the course of a few days.
Here is TSF in its natty state...a perfect canvas for color.
So after each layer, I emailed her with progress pictures. She was thrilled each time, but wanted the colors a little deeper, a little darker. After my vat has sat for a while, it needs to be refreshed. This consists of adding more "stuff" and bringing it up to a boil...
So over the course of a few days, and many many rinses...I felt it was ready...I emailed her the pictures and waited...anxiously as I always do, for approval.
She said she was thrilled!! and asked if it were possible for an action picture...Ya sure, we were about to have a playdate anyway! And for full disclosure, these are not my bewbs, giggle.
Tussah silk fish has swum off to its new home. It was a really fun dyeing adventure. And I'm thrilled with the results!