The pictures really don't do this one justice. See that sweatshirt wearing guy with the awful mutton chops (me)? That sweatshirt easily became five times cooler that afternoon after I covered it in a mesmerizing pattern of indigo swirls inside our vat. The process is delightfully simple. Take some natural fibers (cotton, silk, linen, wool), and stick them in the bucket of blue for a few minutes and violà, it is indigo. With a little bit a prep work, some amazing patterns can be created in the depths of that murky trashcan. For a 'tie-dye' look, garments can be knotted up or covered in rubber bands to impede the indigo mixture from seeping in. For more of a mark–making approach, wax is melted on the the fabric as a resist and then later washed off. At Second Life there is a surplus of odd fabrics that are ripe for dying. One student, Courtney Lam (AP '13) even used her dyed fabrics to make dresses for her thesis project. Go Quickies!