You, well most of you know how important the nature of a cloth is to me. The weave, the weight, the feel of it. It's history. Spirit Cloth is as much about the materials as is is the story I make with them. I have spent a lifetime rescuing cloth. A lifetime giving it new life.
Do you know "crazy" Richard? You might know him through Glennis for his insane mandalas. He lives in Japan. He is right there and he rescues cloth. He knows cloth. Beautiful cloth shows up in his Etsy shop. The indigo above just showed up at my doorstep. Indigo. Old. Soft. Usable. Better than new. Just exquisite.
And if you like to dye silk. This stuff is great. Great fair prices and he is there. Right there in the land of old cloth. Richard can work with you. I call Richard crazy because of his energy. But really what's crazy is to buy new cloth when there is such beautiful old cloth in need of a home.
Friends of my son, a hardworking couple, only $2000.00 away from their goal with 12 hours to go... Support small local business. Could be your kids. And I have to say, these are Nice Folks.... Doing what I can, with limited funds, I will offer Spirit Cloth 101 for free to anyone who pledges $25.00. A free mini class to those who contribute $10.00. Offer is only good if they reach their goal. Thank you for considering it.
IndiGrowing Blue is a participatory art project that through the growing and processing of Japanese indigo (Polygonum tinctorium) aims to explore our relationship to our raw materials and the environment from which they come.
IndiGrowing Blue started in 2010 and is ongoing, with special events organized around the transplanting, harvesting, and processing of the indigo.