Today was a good day at the indigo vat. That isn't always true. Because the indigo vat is a living, growing, evolving thing every day is a bit different. Factor in the human element of cutting, pressing, folding, stitching, clamping, gathering, and binding before dipping, aerating, rinsing and repeating sometimes dozens of times, and there is a lot of opportunity for unexpected results. And then there are the accompanying issues of losing the bound fabric (or sometimes your glasses) in the depths of the midnight dark vat.
Even though the vat was under-reduced today, I was able to get some results that pleased me. I'd been theoretically wrapping and scrunching and stitching in my mind for a couple of weeks to try to figure out how to get this effect. Then there were about 10 dips, over a four hour period, when I had no idea whether or not it was going to look anything like I envisioned. And then I ripped open the stitching. It worked. Well, sort of. It's a good start, now I've just got to translate it into a process that works for yardage.