One of my fellow teachers at Quilt 'n Things, Ginny Mateen, had tried weaving a few pieces in the style of Catharine Ellis's Woven Shibori. She hadn't had access to an indigo vat and I was happy to toss her work in with mine. She used Perle Cotton, which took the color very nicely. After dyeing I let them oxidize completely while they were still drawn up, then did an acid wash (to balance the ph after the iron vat) and let them dry, still drawn up. After they were completely dry I pulled out the binding threads and found that the puckers and pleats added an interesting texture. I pressed the square on the lower left, but left the others for Ginny to decide how she wanted to finish them.
Do you have something you wish was indigo, but don't have access to a vat? Let me know, I'd be happy to provide a quote to dye your project. There are many possibilities. Let's talk!