Indigo is our most popular dye and we are often asked how to make indigo ink. Judi Pettite of Biohue creates a wonderful indigo ink from home-grown Persicaria tinctoria and it yields shades from the lightest blue to nearly black. The ink comes in a 1 ounce stoppered bottle. Shake well before using.
Judi forages, purchases or grows the ingredients for art materials and teaches workshops about ink-making. She makes our inks from the finest ingredients allowing the beauty and personality of the source material to come through.
To expand your natural ink adventures, check out 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