pasting stencil video (two minutes):
After being dipped in indigo it looked like this.
I live in a small mountain village just outside of Tokyo where I grow a crop of indigo every year and process it into a vat dye using traditional methods. With the resulting indigo I dye cotton and silk. I also breed silk moths, reeling the silk from the mature cocoons to later color the silk with natural dyes, finally weaving it on traditional Japanese looms. I run several ten-day workshops a year at the farmhouse as well as regular weekly classes. Contact me for information.