Indigo River - a mindful Shibori silk ribbon inspired by a Cornish river
The story of the Indigo River is the story of Cornwall, cascading from the rugged granite outcrops of Bodmin Moor along its meandering path out to the coast. Told in this collection through a series of marks, made using my own adaptation of an ancient Japanese shibori technique called Arashi, the story unfolds in markings, representing movement and pattern, tidal ebb and flow, made with intention to communicate both landscape and soul.
Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria)
This is a tidal river, ever changing, inviting me for a swim on occasions, too wild and free on others, just observed from the banks.
As part II to the collection, I also channeled a deeper river, more pigmented and with hidden depths.
Used here as a wonderful hair band and tie, simply knotted for an elegant finish.