Indigo dyeing is an ancient method of dyeing - one that is still practiced in some area of Japan. Mrs. Miller encountered indigo dyeing while living in that country in the 1950's. In 1973 she returned to get seeds and to research the art herself, growing and harvesting the indigo plants, making the dye, dyeing the fibers and weaving the indigo dyed yarn.
The purpose of this book is to encourage others to explore the possibility of growing and processing indigo, and to appreciate the beauty of the indigo blue fabrics which appear from time to time in museum collections and in ethnic fashions brought from Southeast Asia and the Orient.
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