The story of the Indigo River is a 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.
With a strictly limited collection of only 25 metres available, each piece was dyed using true indigo under a snow laden sky.
Using beautiful Silver Birch fallen wood collected from the River Fowey in Cornwall, and organic cotton threads, this work embodies the river and it's many faces. Silver Birch has strong symbolism in Celtic mythology, of new beginnings and protection. Feeling deep into the river and landscape whilst making this imbues each piece with unique markings and true soul.
Use to wrap a beautiful bouquet, add a touch of luxury and heirloom quality to a special gift, or as a hair wrap or tie to bring hope to your own soul.
Each piece is 1 metre long and 10 cm wide, presented on a beautiful sustainable wooden spool.
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