Adding “resist stitching” on silk swatch before dipping in commercial indigo dye. Pattern is reminiscent of one on a silk shoe worn by colonist, Eliza Lucas Pinckney, legendarily the “American mother of indigo” and an “early feminist” who managed her father’s plantations, and turned indigo into a cash crop through slave labor.

Indigo dyeing with resist stitching: Imagining Eliza (Lucas Pinckney) | 2018 | Crowd-Seeded New York Indigo Farm | Comments (0)