We are thrilled to welcome another special addition to our indigo offerings. This is the first commercially available indigo from Persicaria tinctoria, also known as Polygonum tinctorium, and it’s organically grown in the US! The color yield is lighter and brighter than our Indigofera species but it is a lovely, clear blue. The producer, Stony Creek Colors, has a wonderful story about converting US tobacco growers to indigo farmers and has been featured in Martha Stewart American Made. Kudos to Stony Creek! Sold in 100 gram packages.
Create a 1-2-3 type vat using calcium hydroxide and fructose or henna
This indigo extract is the same species as the Japanese tade-ai featured in John Marshall’s new book, Singing the Blues. Learn all about how the pigment is extracted in the traditional Japanese manner and experience the special blue it produces.