In which we rewind and dye thread!
We begin with a silky spool of white cotton thread.
In order to dye the thread we have to rewind it into loose skeins.
Yours truly displaying the results – all 6,000 yards worth!
Sounds like a good time for a cupcake break!
One last look before the thread is forever changed!
Next we wash the thread.
Our humble and inconspicuous indigo fermentation vat.
Even the bucket is taking on a lovely blue hue.
The vat is ready when the surface of the vat appears metallic.
Removing the thread carefully so as not to aerate the dye.
The breathtaking results!!
– Mira Sophia