Understanding the Indigo Dyeing Process
Understanding the Indigo Dyeing Process: www.dyeworks.co.ukThe king of blues and until the early 20 century the only blue, but still the only natural blue that will withstand any considerable amount of time. This dye has been being used dating as far back as 2000 BC, found in mummies tombs…
Growing and Dyeing with Japanese Indigo
Persicaria tinctoria is a native to Vietnam and Southern China and is frost sensitive. It is mostly grown as an annual and though more demanding than Woad it is worth growing. Persicaria tinctori…
Making a natural indigo vat
A few weeks ago in the Boro workshop, I got my chance to work with natural indigo. To my surprise, making the vat wasn’t at all tedious or cumbersome as I’d imagined it would be. We use…
DIY: Indigo Dye with Cara Marie Piazza - Gardenista
Indigo is an ancient color, a natural dye extracted from a plant of the same name, and the only true blue dye in nature. It's been found in ancient Egyptia
Growing False Indigo (Baptisia australis)
False Indigo (Baptisia australis) is prized for its stunning blue flowers. A long bloom season and resistance to pests make it a garden favorite.
50 BLUE WILD INDIGO (False Indigo) Baptisia Australis Flower Seeds
DESCRIPTION: NAME: Blue Wild Indigo OTHER COMMON NAMES: False Indigo SCIENTIFIC NAME: Baptisia Australis COLOR: Blue PLANT SEEDS: Outdoors after frost / Indoors weeks before last frost PLANT HEIGHT: 24 - 36" PLANT SPACING: 24 - 36" BLOOM TIME: Spring HARDINESS ZONE: 3 - 10 (& reseeds itself easily) LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average - Dry QUANTITY: 50 Seeds OTHER: The Blue Baptisia is typically very expensive to purchase at garden centers…
Extracting Woad: a natural blue pigment for dyeing and soap making
Growing and extracting blue pigment from Isatis tinctoria, known as Woad. Extracted from green leaves, this natural color is used in dyeing & soap making
Decadence® 'Sparkling Sapphires' - False Indigo - Baptisia hybrid
Vivid violet blue flowers appear atop a compact, upright clump of deep blue-green foliage in spring. Smaller size; well-suited to urban landscapes.
FEEDBACK FRIDAY: This Week in Natural Dye Questions - Botanical Colors
Each week, we are emailed with questions from our natural dye community asking simple and complex questions that we thought might be worth sharing. Here are a handful from this week answered by natural dyer in chief, Kathy Hattori, Founder of Botanical Colors: What type of tool or method do you suggest to use in […]
Growing the Color Blue - Chickweed Patch
This is my second year growing Japanese Indigo from seed originally purchased from FIBERSHED Marketplace. It is easy to grow from seed and seems to love my garden. You can save your own seed from year to year. Start it in the Spring and harvest it in the Summer. When I went out to harvest it yesterday I noticed that the honeybees were loving the beautiful pink Indigo flowers. I try planting for the bees and birds and us so this made me quite happy.
Plant Profile for Campanula ‘Ringsabell Indigo Blue’ - Korean Bellflower Perennial
Bellflowers are among the most popular of perennials. This recent introduction is of medium height and perfect for the sun or part-shade border. Plants form a tidy, non-spreading mound of medium green leaves, beari...