More about indigo

Although indigo is a pain to work with, and will dye your sink, your hands, the vat and practically anything it touches, it produces such a wonderful blue that one can’t help but love it.

Besides the silk scarf I dyed, that came out a pastel, I also dyed lambswool. It is intended for a young boy’s sweater. I prefer the tie-dyed look and that is what I got. Usually the fiber is spread out in a vat so that it dyes evenly.

It is easy to see the variation although these strands are primarily lightly dyed.

indigo lightI

Some of the strands dyed the dark indigo, so familiar to denim wearers.

indigo dark

And the skein overall demonstrates the variation, from very light to very dark.indigo wool


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