I stated out cutting a bunch of fat halfs. I use this technique to cut lengths of fabric to eliminate the long unraveling threads on the cut edge. I measure my length (1 yard), fold and make a diagonal cut ( 1/2 ") on the one yard line, then tear. No strangely annoying threads strangling my fabric in the washer. Sorry about the 2 blurry pics.
I attached rubber bands at the top and bottom and slid the fabric down to the bottom and scrunched it up as tightly as possible.
then threaded the end of the twine through the loop and made a noose around the fabric and started wrapping. At the end I made another loop about a foot from the end, wrapped to the end and threaded the end through the second loop and made a half hitch to secure it.
Then I applied the indigo colored dye (ProChemical) with a foam brush HEAVILY until it puddled on the table. I rolled it around in the dye to make sure it was soaked and put a plastic bag on the end.
This thought just jumped out at me from the universe: Why not heat up my Thera Pac for my neck (a hot rice bag) and place it around the dyed fabric to keep it warm and speed the batching. You have to realize it's COLD here in Maine so I was going for all the warmth I could get.
and here it is dried and ironed
print from pipe.