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Singing the Blues
Studies in Indigo with John  Marshall
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Working with indigo can be a magical and rewarding experience. I’d like to take you with me on a journey of exploration, as we explore so many of the wonderful possiblilities of working with Japanese indigo, Persicaria tinctoria. I ’m offering online studio visits in which you join me as I narrate all the steps in producing a particular piece –a great way to pick up a variety of pointers. I’m  also offering step-by-step directions for completing a dyed sample, geared to help you master clearly stated tasks. And, of course, I ’m also presenting lessons that build upon each other to give you a good, basic sworking knowledge of working with fresh-leaf indigo. Pick and choose your adventure to match your creative spirit.

The topics below indicate both currently available options, as well as those in the works. Check back often!
Fresh Leaf Indigo
FEATURED PROJECTS
PROJECTS
In 2017 I released a limited edition book entitles, Dyeing with Fresh-Leaf Indigo. It was hand bound, and included a finished textele sample of each project covered. It quickly sold out.

I’m happy to say that I was prudent enough to film the projects as they were executed.

The series below covers each of the topics covered in the original book with written directions and detailed companion movie clips.
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All projects are step-by-step lessons in both text and video formats. They are ranked based on level of difficulty and are designed to develop specific skills.

A great many projects are now in development and will be uploaded one at a time, as they are ready.

They will be available to those who have completed the prerequisite programs.
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FALLEN ANGEL by John Marshall
Compound stencils using rice paste resist and natural dyes.
Directions are available under Advanced Level Projects.
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RICE PASTE RESIST
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stencils
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paste resist
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AT REST by John Marshall
Compound stencils (no rice resist) and pigment dyes.
Directions available under Intermediate Level Projects
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dyes
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GALLERY
EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
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designs
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WORK SPACE
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equipment
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Christopher Decatur, age twelve
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