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Indigo project: Sharing blue

  • by Victoria Rice
  • Feb 27, 2017
Indigo project

Crafts Council Nederland invited four maker-designers (Maaike Gottschal, Aliki van der Kruijs, Liselore Frowijn and Adriaan Kundert) to travel to Kyushu to explore the indigo heritage from the Netherlands and Japan during a crafts exchange in September 2016. They examined uses and traditions and revived the craft, which is surrounded by many mysteries. How does the oxidation process actually work and how can you record the different stages? Can you paint with indigo on textile? And how can you re-imagine traditional techniques? The designers learned directly from experienced masters and investigate the value of indigo for creative and sustainable solutions and for contemporary applications in fashion, design and art. The results were shown during the Dutch Design Week (in the Kazerne from 22 – 30 October) and on Kyushu.

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