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A deluxe, limited edition version which includes A Collector’s Guide to Japanese Textiles: INDIGO plus Singing the Blues and forty-four mounted samples–all housed in a beautiful wooden box, hand crafted by Anthony Klissus, a loom builder.


You’ll also find included five clear-topped tins containing actual samples of the dyes–even a dried indigo leaf from my garden.


Click here to view an online video presentation of the book and samples:

Option Three - Collector's Guide to Japanese Textiles: INDIGO

  • Details

    -Wood box, hand-crafted by Anthony Klissus, blonde maple, 10” x 7.5” x 6”

    -Collector's Guide to Japanese Textiles: INDIGO, St. Titus Press, 2019, 5.5" x 8", soft cover, 86 pages

    -Forty-three, 8.5” x 5.5”, silk and cotton, indigo-dyed samples mounted on acid-free stock; cards open up to allow the back of each sample to be viewed

    -Five tins mounted on 5.5" x 8.5" maple, containing a dried Persicaria tinctoria leaf from my garden in Covelo, dried Persicaria tinctoria blossoms from my garden, aibana pigment, pigment produced from feremented raw leaves through flocculation, and sukumo produced through composting fresh leaves.

  • Programs John Offers Related to This Topic

    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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