Sunday, 10 June 2012

Surfacing and Plans

It has been a while since I wrote a post.  Our trip to Malta was great but, as ever, the travelling caught up with me.  If only I could go to sleep in my hotel bed and wake the next morning in my own bed.  Now that would be an 'app' worth having.
Nat forwarded me a photograph that she took while we were shopping in Tokyo, in a shop filled with vintage fabrics.  Also in the picture are our sensei, Bryan, and my indigo sister, Janine.  The staff there described us as the "Western Ladies Bomb" and had a lot of tidying up to do once we'd finished our shopping spree.  The photo reminded me that I have not shared my shopping in Japan with you and so I shall organise that for my next post. 
I also have to share our visit to the Indigo Master, one of the most amazing days of the Japanese Textile Study Tour.  I have just seen on Bryan's blog that he is planning some indigo workshops in the Autumn.  Do have a look, I highly recommend them.  Here's the link:  Autumn 2012 Japanese Indigo Workshop and you will find all the details and costs there.  Just staying at Bryan's farmhouse is a wonderful experience, the workshops themselves will be fantastic.
I am starting to be able to organise my creative thoughts post-Japan.  More about that in a while.

PS If you're waiting for my Maltese eco-dyeing it will be a little while longer.  I took a peek and it was very pale and sort of wishy-washy so I've given it another steam and set it aside for a while longer....I need to learn patience.


  1. Now, that is a fine picture of some happy shoppers! What could be more fun that stirring up piles of vintage fabrics!

  2. Hahaha! Lis, the shelves are nearly empty. The most incredible thing was that porcelain doll class that was going on while we were there. I have not put my vintage fabrics away because they are a great splash of colour on my sofa and I love thumbing through them. One of them I will not cut because it is so beautiful. I have merely quilted it. Will post soon when I have finished it.

  3. You three look very happy in this photo that I thought you should have it. Patience is the name of the game in eco dyeing. too cold here for me to dye these days.


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