Indigo dye is an organic compound with a distinctive blue color. The primary use for indigo is as a dye for cotton yarn, which is mainly for the production of denim cloth. Historically, indigo is a natural dye extracted from plants, but nearly all indigo dye produced today is synthetic. At this GET TOGETHER Maaike Gottschal from Textielfabrique introduced us into the intriguing world of natural INDIGO. Her story lead us from Indigofera tinctoria to the challenging dyeing process, continuing with a short introduction into the traditional Japanese techniques Shibori, Sashiko and Sakiori. At the end we created something simply blue ourselves …
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PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING: Stefanie Maas & Eva van Dongen