Vintage African indigo lends a casual and colorful appeal when placed outdoors. The inviting setting above shows just how easily you can pull together a cohesive resting spot while the weather allows. All of the cotton textiles are reasonably durable and washable which makes this project very do-able.
Don't sew? Or simply don't have the time to upholster several floor pillows? You could purchase seat cushion foam at a discount fabric shop like JoAnn's, then wrap them in Vintage African indigo mud cloth. Several sizes are available. To attach the African indigo, secure on the under-side with large safety pins. When you party is done, throw in the wash to clean.
Photo credit: Indian Tan.
The chair seen here is completely covered with African Indigo textiles. Fantastic blend of casual style done with a trending boho fabric. African shibori mud cloth are typically durable enough to handle the wear-n-tear needed for a family room chair. The trick is to select pieces of African indigo that are not thread-bare or overly worn prior to the upholstery application. I work with many designers, individuals, and upholsterers who can't feel the hand or thickness of the indigo shibori fabric, so I'm always happy to suggest Indigo mud cloth pieces that will be appropriate. And equally important, I always contact my customers to let then know when a African indigo piece isn't going to wear well if they plan on covering bar stools, chairs, and so on.
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African indigo shibori floor seating works indoors as well. The classic denim blue color that has been washed hundreds of times over the decades will not rub off onto the white rug. The newer pieces may still release indigo causing dye-transfer, so vintage African indigo mud cloth is a safer choice.
Photo credit: Boho by Ash
Is African indigo mud cloth in your next design project? I've got a large selection available in my shop at all times. You are welcome to contact me to suggest shibori mud cloth pieces if you are unsure of how to select the right pieces.