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 Indigo, shibori, katazome, kumihimo.  These are a few of the words that began to have meaning shortly after I arrived at Bryan Whitehead's farmhouse in Fujino, Japan.  I returned home with many lovely samples of these techniques, and a strong interest in learning more. After indigo, dyeing fibers with natural dyes such as onion skins, madder and cutch seemed like a logical next step.

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Hand sewn Japanese hanten jacket

Indigo dyed, stenciled, hand sewn work jackets made at Bryan Whitehead's Japanese Textile Workshop