Judi Pettite started BioHue 2006. Engaged by the promise of artist colors from natural pigments, she’s been on the alchemical journey ever since. Judi forages purchases or grows the materials for the art materials as mindfully and sustainably as possible. The inks and watercolors are made from the fewest ingredients possible allowing the beauty and personality of the source material to come through.
Cochineal contains an intensely strong pigment and the ink is also very strong and purple-red. BioHue handcrafts this ink in the Sierra foothills of Northern California.
Not vegetarian or vegan, this ink is made from Dactylopius coccus, the cochineal insect.
To expand your natural ink adventures, we also recommend Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide to Natural Inkmaking by Jason Logan and Botanical Inks: Plant-to-Print Dyes, Techniques and Projects by Babs Behan