INDIGO

In the spring of 2021,
I decided to start some seeds to grow my own indigo (persicaria tinctoria).

Happily, the plants grew well and there was a nice harvest of beautiful green leaves that yielded intoxicating shades of blue. Here are some photos of my first foray into the magical world of this centuries-old indigo dye.
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After a number of dips in the dye bath, I can begin to see the shades of blue jeans!
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