In honor of Independence Day, we chose stars from our Indigo American Flag quilt for July’s Desktop of the Month. The variations of our natural dyed Indigo fabric mirror the diversity that defines our nation and its origins.

This photo displays the intricate stitching and details of each appliquéd star, plus the natural color changes of our Indigo organic cotton jersey. The shades of Indigo vary from piece-to-piece, giving the quilt – and this photograph – depth.

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  1. Faun Bonewits

    this is not a comment but an attempt to get thru to you via the comment section

    Dear Natalie est all,

    I’ve been following what you’ve all been doing since the alabama project.
    Thank you for bringing up knits to the same level as wovens.

    I know you’ve tons to do but i think you’d be interesting in seeing this site.
    “” they work in sweden.
    they make rugs from used clothing called ‘Do Redo project ‘translated’
    they have explored in india the reuse of rags…. lots to read.

    I just started couching t-shirt strings on denim to make faux woven rug
    like Judy’s “”
    This might be a way to use a wee bit of your scraps.
    Her’s stitchings really do look woven. I found I am not so disciplined.

    I love being able to do spirals and things you can’t do on a loom.
    strings can used for tons of stuff- making baskets, wagon wheel rugs …
    but you know that, Grin.

    oops and on yesterday’s blog post,
    Woad is one of the most permanent dyes known ever.
    it does not fade and its part of why they add it to paints of airplanes .
    when using it as a natural dye its green
    but when you take the dyed stuff out of the pot
    it changes to blue as it oxidizes.
    adding it to milk paint does make for a beautiful finish.
    maybe she can find folks producing on our side of the ocean.

    Hope the bigs storms miss you
    and you get just enough rain,

    Faun Bonewits.
    out in the wilds of western wisconsin