Our indigo gift set is for the indigo lover in your life! We put together an indigo gift set with ink, powdered extract, liquid Saxon Blue and even seeds to grow your own.
The set contains the ingredients to make your own 1-2-3 vat, including indigo, calcium hydroxide and fructose.
Also included are 50 g Saxon Blue for wool fibers with instructions and 1 oz indigo ink Biohue. Please shake the ink well. It works best with open nib pens (not with fillable fountain pens). The set comes with one pack of indigo seeds (Persicaria tinctoria) from Elizabeth Merrill, with growing instructions.
Last but not least, we include one Kei and Molly Queen Anne’s Lace dishtowel for you to dip!
FAQ’s About Indigo
Indigo is a powder from the leaves of the indigo plant called Indigofera tinctoria, one of the oldest dyes known to humankind. It is the only natural blue in the botanical dye world. Its colorant is present in other plants, including woad (Isatis tinctoria), Japanese indigo, (Persicaria tinctoria, a buckwheat) and Strobilanthes cusia. Egyptian burial shrouds, uniforms for Napoleon’s Army, prestige cloth for African chiefs and blue jean denim used indigo to dye. In addition, around 1880 Alfred Bayer synthesized the color. Shortly after, the world indigo market collapsed. Manufacturers switched to the new miracle synthetic dye. Cultivation acreage plummeted and within 20 years only a fraction of the indigo used worldwide was from natural sources.