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Blueflower blooms in the spring and is harvested to produce this uniquely Japanese dye – one that disappears on contact with water. Used primarily to prepare underdrawings on yardage for katazome, tsustugaki, and shibori techniques, it’s available in two forms.


The oldest version is prepared by impregnating handmade paper with the blossom extract and drying it for later use. It’s then reconstituted as needed. The newer version, in use for close to one-hundred years, is a synthetic liquid concentrate. Both are high quality, tried and true.


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    I also conduct a full range of indigo, natural dye, and katazome paste resist programs via Zoom and in person. Be sure to check out my workshop page or sign up for my newsletter to be the first to find out!

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