Japan 2018 Shibori Symposium – Post 15 – The whole purpose of having the symposium in hot Japan July was that the safflowers would be ready to pick for dyeing. We left the hotel at 5:20 am in the rain. These are pictures of the harvest and our dyeing.
Pounding the flowers after we got back to the campus.
Preparation for safflower dyeing.
More preparation. We are about to make little patties out of the pounded and strained petals.
Little patties to use for dyeing.
Two of the colors.
This is what we were after.