Another beautiful day here in Antigua. Still working on natural dyeing. Also started setting up the loom with our Momostenango artisans. Take a little tour below.
Preparing the dyes:
Achiote (a natural pigment used to add color to food):
A slight intermission:
Dyeing the thread:
Longwood dust (makes a beautiful purple which you can't really see in this photo):
This is Olga, our instructor at Indigo. I caught a very special moment here:
Cheesy student picture:
Sorry ... the video I took of Jorgé threading the loom is taking too long to upload. Let's just say that this process takes awhile, and I'll have more opportunities to take footage.
I hear thunder ... gotta get back before it starts downpouring ... xoxox