Buaisou - Indigo Dyed Thread

In a remote corner of Japan, there are a group of people who work together under the name BUAISOU who are completely dedicated to indigo. BUAISOU is comprised of a farm, dye studio, and design-studio and located in Tokushima prefecture, the historical center of indigo farming and processing in Japan. Every year they grow and harvest their own indigo, dry the leaves, and compost them. They combine this compost with wood ash lye, wheat bran, and water and use fermentation to create indigo vats. Within these vats, they dye every shade of blue, on items such as this sewing thread.

Buaisou's indigo-dyed pin cushion makes the perfect accompaniment to this thread. You also might like Buaisou's indigo-dyed sashiko thread.