Hand Crafted Fabrics come in many forms. It can mean hand-loomed, hand dyed, or hand treated in multiple ways.
The vintage mud cloth pictured above incorporates hand loomed cotton strip cloth that is sewn together by hand. After these first few steps, the completed cloth is then given a delicate decorative fringe detail of hand-made knotted fringe. Next, a lovely tiny bubble pattern is created by bunching up bits of cloth using a resist dye technique like tie-dye or shibori. (Hand-stitching threads to hold the fabric) Finally, when all of this handwork is complete, the mud cloth is dipped into an indigo dye pool to set an amazing natural color.
The depth of the indigo color depends on how long the mud cloth is kept in the dye. Or, the indigo vat may have a more diluted mix of water and dye which allows for a less intense dark indigo.
if you want to show your love of hand made fabrics, African Indigo mud cloth is a terrific way to do so. Find a huge selection on line at MorrisseyFabric.com or in the MorrisseyFabric shop on Etsy.