Dyein’ stuff blue….イろいろ青く染める。。。。

Dyein’ stuff blue,

Seemed like the thing to do.

An old honeycomb, some bark, fiber from wood,

Heck, I’d dye you blue, too, if only I could….

Oh great, now how am I gonna translate THAT into Japanese….?!


Indigo mandala tie-dye tee~~藍染めまんだら絞りTーシャーツ

Finished up this tee today. Indigo dyed, using the same solution as i used to dye the hankies in the last post. It’s a solution of lye, the finely powdered indigo, and lastly, sodium hydrosulfite. Stinky stuff, that hydro!

I use a solution of lye in water to dilute it for gradations.

this tee has been washed in warm water with detergent. It’s an organic cotton tee from SOS from Texas, natural color.

Dig it!!



このt−シャーツはもう洗剤を使って洗ってある。オルがニックコットン生成りSOS from Texas。

indigo snow mandalas–藍染め雪まんだら

Indigo dyeing although it’s FREEZING outside! BRRRRRRR~~~~~~!

Super Glennis~~~~~~~~~スッパアグレニス

OK, I have a new hero! International shibori master Glennis Dolce. Damn!!

She was in Nagoya with her man Phil and we got together and she blew my mind, what a wild woman, tie-dye wild woman!

When I get bigger, I wanna be like Glennis! Definitely, a lot for me to learn. Hard worker. Creative volcano.

Now the California at the far end of the tunnel looks a bit closer and clearer…



彼氏と名古屋に来て、会って完全にやられた!! 絞り大真央!ボくがおおきくなったらグレニスみたいになりたい!! 勉強になるわ〜〜〜!! よくがんばっとる!


Warm day to dye—染めにぴったり合うあったかい日

OK, back after disaster.. I was frozen for a while, but I’m back in action.
It’s a warm day. Spring is on it’s way. the wind is blowing from the south today, which is the summer pattern.
This is my dye table, after a much too cold winter. Lots of cups, too many. Winter being cold, dye liquid keeps for long. So I just can’t throw things away, so after a few months, it’s gotten to this. I need to do socks or something else to get rid of it.
That’s a hemp tee with a mandala sticking out to th side there in process. It’s starting out super-yellow. The owner has instructed me to make it not so yellow.
今日はあったかく、春が来るぞっ! 風が南から吹いている;春一番!

Bubble Death–泡の死神

There he was, in some frozen airspace within the syringe, on that cold morning. Keepin’ me on my toes…



Bamboo socks with green tea and onion skin-緑茶玉ねぎ染めの明晩染めの竹靴下

Dyed up a bunch of bamboo (94%/spandex 6%) sock with green tea/iron mordant and onion skins/alum.

First shot after laundering, next I’ve put like with like. I’ll add a better photo eventually.