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

...range of 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...

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

...indigo to strongly attach and 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...

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

...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 to...

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Indigo

...a vat. The higher the gpL, the darker the vat will be. Indigo Stock Solution (also called a Starter or Mother). Indigo is dependent on a balanced blend of indigo...

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...

Living Blue: Bangladeshi Indigo

...also encourage exquisite craft work and expert indigo dyeing as complementary practices to indigo production. Indigo History During the British colonial era, indigo cultivation was a brutal practice. Bengali farmers,...

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...