Touring Japan in 1985 I was mesmerized with Japanese Indigo Dyers their ancient dyeing techniques creating magical cloth by the process of Shibori. The Dyeshack was registered in 1991 where I taught Silk Painting and Batik. I commenced Japanese lessons and tried to gather as much information as I could then in 1997 I returned to Japan with the Multi Arts Confederation on a Cultural Exchange on classes Caligraphy, Origami, Katazome and a Master Class with Matsubara Senshoku Indigo Dyer. I have been working with these techniques since 1985 taking inspiration from the natural landscapes and features of Australia.
Preparing Indigo dye for the Vat
Indigo Vat showing Indigo Flower