Indigo: Cultivate, Dye, Create by Douglas Luhanko & Kerstin Neumuller
Douglas Luhanko & Kerstin Neumuller
Discover indigo; one of the most mystical yet widely used plants in the world.
The beautiful hardcover makes this a wonderful gift for the natural dyer.
In the first chapter, learn how to grow indigo yourself, whether you have a windowsill or a full garden. No matter where you live, the authors provide gardening tips for the best species of indigo for your area. From there, a variety of different dyeing techniques are explained to achieve your desired results. Covering everything from warm or cold dyeing with indigo, fructose, hydrosulfite and fermented vats, and dyeing with other colour pigments, you can create multi-coloured projects that are bound to astound.
A chapter explaining the science behind the dye also takes you through any troubleshooting problems to help you experiment further. Finally, the projects section includes guides on how to use your dyed textiles to create intricate moyo-sashi and hitomte-sashi embroidery, patchwork quilts or resist-dyed patterns.
Weave using traditional ikat or boro techniques and dye beautiful honeycomb, storm and geometric patterns. Take your ideas to the next level with this potent dye.
From plant to pigment, Indigo will encourage both beginners and experienced dyers to cultivate, dye and create with a wide range of innovative and exciting recipes and unique projects