Our textile savvy mates over at Indigo People have given us a sneak peak of their 2016 Spring collection which comprises of a particularly tasteful array of neck warming niceties. All of which have been made using a combination of traditional techniques, antique design and a love of all things denim. The collection’s inspiration comes from vintage Shibori and Sashiko textiles, traditional Japanese patterns recreated using authentic weaving techniques like ikat. Though unlike Shibori which is a tie-dye technique the patterns are tied onto the weaving yarns to resist dye then dipped into natural indigo to create a pleasingly deep blue colour.
Two pieces from the collection have been made using silk with each piece taking an impressive five days to weave due to the ultra fine weaving yarns. There’s also some beautiful handmade ties that have also been dyed in natural indigo then manually cut and stitched to form a lovely patchwork design. The future is bright, the future is indigo.