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...

Organic Indigo

Organic Indigo(Indigofera tinctoria) Organic Indigo is a powder from the leaves of the indigo plant called Indigofera tinctoria. It is one of the oldest dyes known to humankind....

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...

The Way of Indigo by Takayuki Ishii

...beauty in this method of indigo dyeing. Once you are introduced to the world of natural Sukumo indigo dyeing, I guarantee that you will not want to dye with indigo...

Kim Eichler-Messmer: Machine Sewn Shibori with Indigo Workshop, October 22-23

...grams. Iron Vat – Indigo 85 grams, Iron 170 grams and calcium hydroxide 255 grams Henna Vat – Indigo 85 grams, calcium hydroxide, 170 grams and Henna 255 grams. Indigo...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Indigo Pals Go ‘Round the Outside: Loup Charmant & Charleston’s Sea Island Indigo Retreat

Kim Cihlar, editor of Fashion Whirled was able to come and spend the day with us recently on our big indigo retreat with Sea Island and write a story on...