How to Make a 1-2-3 Fructose Indigo Vat

...indigo per liter of water (7gpL). Indigo: 16 liters x 7 grams of indigo (for a dark vat) = 112 grams of indigo Calcium hydroxide: 16 liters x 14 grams...

How to Make a 1-2-3 Henna Indigo Vat

...the light shade may streak, fade or wash out. This range of indigo shades was achieved with a 7gpL fructose vat in Aboubakar Fofana’s indigo workshop. The amount of indigo...

How to Make a 1-2-3 Iron Indigo Vat

...this gpL number. These amounts are for natural indigo powder, not for fresh indigo leaves, sukumo or instant indigo. If you have made your own indigo pigment, you can experiment...

How to Make a 1-2-3 Shakealotta Indigo Vat

...indigo shades was achieved with a 7gpL fructose vat in Aboubakar Fofana’s indigo workshop. The amount of indigo in a vat is expressed as grams of indigo per liter of...

Indigo FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Indigo Detailed instructions for the 1-2-3 vat may be found here. Definitions Indigo. Indigo is a powder from the leaves of the indigo plant called Indigofera...

Indigo Instructions

Our Original Indigo Recipe Based on Michel Garcia’s 1-2-3 Vat Note: This was the first 1-2-3 type indigo vat that we created nearly 10 years ago and we’ve made some...

Hints & Tips for Natural Dyers: How to Minimize Indigo Crocking

...indigo doesn’t completely dissolve. Too little reducing agent and the indigo will rub off. Too much reducing agent and the vat will strip away the deposited indigo, yielding a lighter...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Indigo Painting + Indigo Vats

This week: Indigo painting and temperamental indigo vats Every week, we are emailed with questions from our natural dye community that are worth sharing. Of course, all of your burning...

Make an Easy, Organic Indigo Vat

...How much indigo to use? 25 grams (about an ounce or 2 Tablespoons) of powdered indigo will make a vat that will dye about 1 kg (2.2lbs) of fiber a...

Roundup: Indigo Dyeing Questions

...natural dyer in chief, Kathy Hattori, Founder of Botanical Colors: Why your indigo smells weird What to do with fresh indigo What is pre-reduced indigo Washing indigo without felting Getting...