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...

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...

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...

Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Rowland Ricketts

...pages 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...

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 Dyed Indigenous Kala Cotton Fabric from India

...dyed in a natural indigo fructose vat. All are sold by the yard. We offer three options: A linen-indigo chambray fabric with a linen warp and handspun indigo dyed weft....

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

...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 the directory/resource page....

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...