As Aboubakar had previously run a 10 day intensive class, the fermented indigo vat that they had set up was still resting and maturing. He had also started a new fermented indigo vat for the class after ours, so in total there were two fermented indigo vats that needed to be looked after each day and two fructose vats that we could work with.
|The large blue vat is the fermented leaf vat, and the brown |
vat at the back is the fructose vat.
|Aboubakar carefully hydrating the indigo powder with |
water before adding to the vat
|Fructose vat ready to use.|
|Aboubakar prepares to test the vat|
|The first dip in the vat|
|Aboubakar's seven samples of indigo...perfect|
|Some of my indigo samples with resist paste, shibori and repeat dyeings.|