Indigo Dyed Cotton Cloth - White
features irregular lines on a gradated ground. One end is left un-patterned to show the simple elegance and depth of the range of blues. Using historical Japanese techniques that are entirely organic and sustainable, Roland Ricketts III dyed this runners of unspun bast with indigo that he grew and processed himself. Patterns are created using a stenciled rice-paste resist katazome
. The ends are hand-hemmed and the selvedges are raw.
Dimensions 22" wide x 74" long
Please visit Ashes and Milk's blog to learn more about Rowland's indigo dyed textiles
CARING FOR RUNNERS:
The more you wash indigo, the truer the blue. To clean your runner, simply press-wash in cold water with a little mild detergent. Rinse in cold running water and hang to drip-dry in the shade. Gently stretch to shape and iron with a very hot steam iron. Please do not wring this material or wash it in washing machine. Do not dry clean.
Because these runners are made from unspun bast fibers, they are extremely strong but are weakened with creasing. Please take care when handling. Like all dyes, indigo dislikes ultraviolet light and will fade quickly if left in direct sunlight. When not using, roll and store in a dark place.