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

...in Aboubakar Fofana’s indigo workshop. The amount of indigo in a vat is expressed as grams of indigo per liter of liquid in the vat, or gpL. Calculate the amount...

How to Make a 1-2-3 Henna 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

...and dark indigo vats as a way to talk about the amount of indigo in each vat and how much and how dark a vat will dip. However, since indigo...

How to Make a 1-2-3 Iron 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...

Frequently Asked Questions About Indigo

Detailed instructions for the 1-2-3 vat may be found here. Definitions Indigo. Indigo is a pigment from the leaves of the indigo plant called Indigofera tinctoria, one of the oldest...

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...