folkfibers I love this mud douber nest- patchwork of different muds gathered from our property. 2d

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folkfibers Indigo and its many moods. 4d

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folkfibers The time spent stitching this and then removing the treads after it was dyed feels well worth it! 5d

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folkfibers bundles of stitch resist -- ready for their bath 🏽 5d

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folkfibers Working on stitch resist patterns to be dyed with indigo. 5d

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folkfibers 8 dips in the indigo vat maybe 9, I lost track. 1w

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folkfibers A sampling of colors from the solar dye jars (L to R): avocado skins, onion skins, oak hulls, "purple tree", cota stems and flowers, eucalyptus leaves, pecans. 2w

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folkfibers This is the first dip in the indigo vat, the cloth becomes a shade darker with each dip, it's important to wait a good 20 minutes between the successive dips so that the indigo can fully oxidize on the cloth. 2w

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folkfibers The truth is, this year you can't tell where the rows of indigo end and the grass begins.@scottdavidgordon 2w
  •   stevi_j this looks like you @tashioz 2w
  •   psalterfarm Next year excited to put indigo in my garden! 2w
  •   izzyrenbjorp I heard you are having a drought in Austin ? 2w
  •   gothicmtn_quilts Do your plants last over the winter? I would probably have trouble getting mine to last through August. 2w
  •   folkfibers @izzyrenbjorp we had a record rainfall this spring but it hasn't rained much this summer, so yes we're always on the edge of a drought here in central Texas. 2w
  •   folkfibers @gothicmtn_quilts the indigo plants do not last over the winter, we have freezing temps even in Texas. 2w
  •   weeziejo22 Do you have a crew who helps you quilt your pieces? They are all hand quilted correct? 2w

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folkfibers Sometimes it feels like you really can have it all. These moments are fleeting and only when I'm strong enough to ask for help do I arrive. 2w

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folkfibers I've come to value this intense summer heat and how it generates a bubbling beautiful indigo brew creating my happiest of vats. The oxidation from green to blue feels fast and the flies buzz and hover with intoxication. @scottdavidgordon 2w

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folkfibers My dye studio is outside on my back porch and my indigo vat is thriving in this texas heat-- peak summer daytime temps average 100 º F and nighttime 80 º F @scottdavidgordon 2w

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folkfibers I made her a blanket bound in silk. 2w

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folkfibers Sent this baby quilt off to its new home. One side is linen dyed with natural indigo, the other is hand-spun and hand-woven khadi cotton from India...wool batting, hand quilted...only the best! 2w

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folkfibers Staying pretty busy with work and having the time of my life as a mom. One year old is pure magic 3w

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folkfibers Today we celebrate 8 years! We eloped in Philadelphia at sunrise with a priest and two witnesses. Lucky for us those two witnesses knew how to hold a camera. Photo by @joshgoleman 1mon

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folkfibers We opened the melons and found a perfect color palette! Go #heirlooms! 1mon

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folkfibers A beautiful harvest from our kitchen garden this week! I'm having fun with heirloom melons and cucumbers, it's hard to even tell them apart somedays. 1mon

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folkfibers Progress on the shibori quilt, I plan to work on the top until I run out of fabric, it might be close to a queen size by then! 1mon

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folkfibers Back to making the shibori quilt! 1mon

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