|Dimensions||28 × 16 × 18 cm|
Indigo (indigofera tinctoria) species are the world’s only source of natural, true, colorfast blue. A magical dyestuff that has been used around the world as a dye since pre-historic times, the culture and wonder that surrounds this plant is immense. Even more than 5,000 years after its discovery, we humans are still enthralled by indigo and wear it almost every day. Indigo dye is an organic compound with a distinctive blue color. Historically, indigo was a natural dye extracted from the leaves of some plants of the Indigofera genus, in particular Indigofera tinctoria; dye wielding Indigofera plants were commonly grown and used throughout the world, in Asia in particular, as an important crop, with the production of indigo dyestuff economically important due to the previous rarity of some blue dyestuffs historically.
One of the most difficult, yet most rewarding plant dyes, this indigo kit has been created for the serious crafter, the stubborn, traditional antiquity lover and the those not afraid to get dirty!
This collection includes everything one needs to begin indigo dyeing: a hardcover textbook, a DVD to learn visually, a 100% cotton scarf to work with, indigo dye powder, fruit derived fructose and calx. This extensive kit leaves no stone unturned; no need to leave the house for more supplies, and any and all questions about indigo dyeing answered in the included book & DVD!
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