I have a new project that I am so excited to share with you!
Sometimes when I read news headlines from around the world I feel like the world is ending. That feeling is where my inspiration for this new project comes from.
Welcome to The E.N.D. of the World with hijulez!
The E.N.D. in E.N.D. of the world stands for Exploring Natural Dyes. I am going to explore different natural dyes and natural dyeing techniques from around the world, and share the process with you on my blog!
This particular post is going to be all about using indigo natural dye. I started experimenting with natural dyes when I returned home from school in January. Indigo was the first colour that I ever experimented with, and I still think using it is so fun. I think I must have done at least 30 vats of indigo by now!
Here is the juicy link to the recipe that I use to activate my indigo:
Following the instructions I linked you can make yourself a beautifully blue batch of indigo too! Don’t be frustrated if your first batch doesn’t turn out too well, it took me about 3 or 4 different fries before I was comfortable with the recipe.
I’ve learned a few things from trial and error that the recipe doesn’t mention. For example, if you keep your indigo in a bath/sink of hot water, it turns out to be a more effective dye!