The word “indigo” brings a healthy plethora of images to one’s mind. Probably most likely the first thing to come to mind is jeans and the lovely fabric loved the-world-round, denim. Indigo especially hand-steeped, in a vat, kept healthy year round by trial and error gives the whole idea of the hue a more profound even romantic meaning. Regardless of all the filagre associated with indigo dyeing, it is a very simple, natural process. This experience in Fujino was not my first nor my last dip into the indigo dye vat, but I felt exhuberant to dye in the open air, laying the fabric on natures hangers. It also hit a note that reminded me of why my interests are dedicated to textiles; the intimate feeling of using your hands with your creativity to make something slowly and carefully.