Robin and John Quint
Indigo Moon People
John and Robin Quint were introduced to Indigo Dyeing by their friends, Sharon Kilfoyle and the late Peter Noce, in the mid 1990’s. The magic of the oxidation-reduction process of the Indigo vat and the unique patterns of the Shibori techniques captured their creative interest. John and Robin demonstrate Indigo Dyeing and have a Shibori booth at the Japanese Festival held yearly over Labor Day Weekend at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis, MO.
John and Robin continue to take classes and learn new techniques of Fiber Art and Surface Design. In addition to continuing their work with Indigo, they are exploring the use of Procion dyes, Sun dyes, and Natural dyes. Their newest creation, Rock Art T-shirts, uses images found in both European and Native American Rock and Cave Art and are created using hand drawn stencils and a discharge process.
Every scarf, t-shirt, and bandana is a unique creation as it is impossible to recreate an exact duplicate. Nature’s beautiful color palate offers a constant inspiration. It is their vision to create beautiful pieces of wearable art which will bring joy to the wearer and the viewer as well. This is the artist’s intention which goes into each item as it is created.
Between balancing their careers as Registered Nurses and Fiber Artists, John and Robin enjoy communing with nature, gardening, traveling, and writing.