Natural Indigo Dye, US Grown Powder Extra High Purity
Ordering now is a pre-order for our 2019 Tennessee/Kentucky natural indigo crop! We will ship out when we have product harvested, processed into cakes, dried, analyzed and ground up. Thank you for your patience. If you order multiple items we will ship your other items first unless you write in the notes for us to wait and ship all at once in July.
This is powdered or pasted natural indigo, extracted from plants grown at our Tennessee and Kentucky farms! Our natural indigo has been featured on Martha Stewart Living and is used by fabulous natural dyers across the country! Use to dye incredible and beautiful blue colors.
This batch of our natural Indigo powder is approximate 38-42% indigotin and 2-4% indirubin (the good blue and blue-red stuff!) content. Our Tennessee grown natural indigo powder goes into solution very easily and produces lovely blues on cotton, silk, wool and other fabrics.
For regular dyers, we recommend the fermentation vat as explained in Jim Liles' book "The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing." For dyeing dark blues on cotton and other cellulose fibers, we like the ferrous (iron) vat. Thiox vat and hydro vat work as well. Stony Creek Colors' suggested Ferrous Indigo vat recipe for Cotton.
Thank you for supporting our work to revitalize this once prominent agricultural crop and provide an alternative not only to tobacco growers in Tennessee but an alternative to the imported synthetic indigo used by many indigo dyers.
If we are sold out of powder when you order and you place an order for another product on our website at the same time, shipping the backstock item will be free on your indigo powder and we will send it to you as soon as our we have it available for you.