A Deep Dive into the 1-2-3 Indigo Vat

Indigo gradation from Aboubakar Fofana’s workshop on indigo. The vat is a 7gpl fructose vat. Diving into indigo blue We have been working with the 1-2-3 indigo vat for nearly...

Dyeing for Dummies: Natural Dye Poster Child-Indigo

...(45 grams), if you’d like a smaller vat, and you can use a smaller 1 or 2 quart-sized jar for the lesser amount of indigo. Wet out the natural indigo...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...the website, after you hydrate indigo, you put fructose first and calx later. My understanding of indigo vat-making is after hydrating indigo, you need to make the alkali agent base...

INTERVIEW: Donna Hardy of Sea Island Indigo

...been identified and that is what we are growing. What’s the main difference between Sea Island Indigo with another popular strain of indigo? Sea Island Indigo is an Indigofera, Indigofera...

How to Dye with Fresh Indigo

Our thanks to John Marshall for this easy recipe on how to dye with fresh indigo! A beautiful blue with ice water and just-picked indigo leaves One of the delights...

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Rowland Ricketts

...and how-tos. Make a 1-2-3 fructose indigo vat. Make a 1-2-3 henna indigo vat. Make a 1-2-3 Shakealotta indigo vat. Make a 1-2-3 iron indigo vat. Rowland Ricketts creates immersive...

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Indigo with Maryland Institute College of Art

...are some resources the team shared: From Rosa: Rosa’s Indigo Shade Map Anyone (indigo farmer, dyer, and natural dye related business) can reach Rosa at rosa@indigoshademap.org to be added for...

Field Wonderful’s Allison Lutes Trys Fresh Indigo Leaf Dyeing

...I knew if I wanted to dye with the indigo I needed to harvest it before it went to seed, so Sunday afternoon I pulled up my three small indigo...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...about 15-30 grams of indigo. 3. This indigo method creates a lot of sediment. And yes, you can also hydrate the indigo the way that Michel Garcia does, which is...

FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions

...instant indigo, or pre-reduced indigo, then that is synthetic indigo. I’m not sure what that smells like. If you are talking about natural indigo, I think the difference in smells...