Japan Blue

I visited Ai-zome indigo dyeing factory in Mashiko, Tochigi. The factory is a renovated old traditional Japanese house which has many dye pots as shown in the photo. Ai-zome fabric has the rich and deep blue. Since I've been thinking about making a tote bag of the Ai-zome fabric with a frumafar. fabric lining, I asked the craftsman to dye a canvas fabric for the project. He willingly said yes!