I drew a pattern lightly on a piece of fabric and stitched under the lines. I used Coats and Clark embroidery thread.
I dipped it in my indigo pot and this pot was the one containing the Pro Chem pre-reduced indigo crystals. I used about three dips manipulating under the water . I let it oxidize to blue. I rinsed and started taking out the stitching. Yes, you read it right in that you remove the hours of stitching you put in. And you will be left with this gorgeous patterning . Some of my threads are still there.
That is beautiful texture to be cut up and used in another stitched piece which will be stitched again in the quilting phase.
It makes me fall in love all over again with stitching. Patience and the beauty of the stitch.