Spent an afternoon at Rachel Blodgett's indigo workshop. She showed us some techniques to use and then let us experiment with fabric and some garments we had brought. The indigo breathed life into a pair of jeans I have loved but had faded immensely. I had no idea what was involved in the indigo process or how labor intensive it is. The color range is absolutely amazing and I loved watching the oxidation process - it really seems like magic!
In September and October, Rachel and her friend, Catherine Sieck (also pictured) will be inhabiting Turpentine Gallery in Oakland with their collaborative pop-up gallery. While there, they will be offering dye-days, workshops and other events.