Now that I’ve got the design of my new Cross Body Leather Strap bag set, it was time to dye the fabric for it. The body of the bag will be plain indigo dyed Essex, which is a 55/45 Linen/Cotton blend fabric, with all the focus being on the flap, which I will be creating inspired by mudcloth designs using glue resist and indigo vat dyeing. So I first sketched out a bunch of designs on scale models of the flap:
Then I traced out 8 flaps and got to work with my glue:
After drying overnight, I got to indigo dyeing them on a beautiful Saturday morning:
We have a BUMPER crop of pomegranates that are just about ripe!
By the end of the day, I’d washed the glue out:
and I’m happy that I’ve got 8 fun flaps and am ready to get to work on them!!!!
Which one is your favorite????