The first thing you should do is contact the seller directly. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. Because We suggest contacting the seller directly to respectfully share your concerns. The first seems to tolerate cooler climates better and blooms earlier than the latter. So with urine you only need one substance in there—and it’s free! Catalog $1. MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer. You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues. 2. Both grow 3 to 6 feet tall, have compound leaves 2 to 3 inches long with many pairs of rounded leaflets. During the demonstration, she added baking soda to raise the pH, making the water alkaline so that indoxyl in the plant would dissolve and oxidize, becoming indigo. Cookies and similar technologies are used to improve your experience, to do things like: Without these technologies, things like personalized recommendations, your account preferences, or localisation may not work correctly. Will purchase again. Etsy uses cookies and similar technologies to give you a better experience, enabling things like: Detailed information can be found in Etsy’s Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy and our Privacy Policy. Strain the liquid and squeeze liquid from the indigo leaves into the strained liquid. Pour the liquid from one bucket to another for a few minutes, or until the solution turns dark green/blue. It never fails! 3 people have this in their carts right now. Synthetic indigo is processed in a factory with lye and sodium hydrosulfite. But when fiber is pulled from the vat, the dyeing solution oxidizes as soon as it hits the air and becomes indigo blue again. There, Indigofera suffruticosa grew wild all over the island, even in cracks in the cement. “Don’t try to do any dyeing until the end of August, because for some reason, [the plant] needs to go through that heat of the summer before the color really comes.” The plant is susceptible to an aphid, which flourishes in December but doesn’t seem to migrate to any other plants. In living plants of the genus Indigofera, indigo occurs as a colorless, water- soluble compound known as indican. Gently lower wet wool into the solution and let it sit for up to 24 hours. 5. Indigo does dissolve in alkaline solutions, such as those made with lye, baking soda, ammonia, urine or washing soda. Both are known by the common name indigo. Keep the plants well watered and protected from rabbits and deer. “You don’t have to do anything to it!” Thayer continued. When the leaves are placed in water, the indican leaches out and is transformed into an insoluble compound called indoxyl. Ingesting I. tinctoria is said to produce nausea and vomiting, and other species of Indigofera have been used as emetics. Sign in with your online account. Indigo Seeds We are offering 3 varieties of indigo seeds along with Woad (Isatis tinctoria) seeds for your dye garden. Scrub stains from the pot. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value. baking soda to the liquid and stir a little. – Jean English, Copyright 2006, PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988 This seller usually responds within a few hours. The powdered root of the South African species I. patens has been packed into decayed teeth to treat toothache. She will talk about eating locally grown food in season. She had soaked the leaves in a bucket of water for about two hours. Item arrived nicely packaged and shipping fast. Considering natural indigo’s variability an asset, some of today’s fiber artists are again growing the plants, extracting the pigment, and dyeing silk, wool, and cotton in myriad shades from pale sky blue to nearly black. Catalog free. Indigofera is a large genus of plants that belongs to the huge plant family Fabaceae. Salvadoran Indigo 3. Seller will cover return shipping costs. International Subscribers - Click Here Contact them for details. I asked my apprentices to do that last summer, and they didn’t want to do it. Please use Priority Mail International or higher to guarantee tracking to the destination. Thanks to her formidable efforts, American growers were exporting more than 1,000,000 pounds of ­indigo to England just before the American Revolution. After the final airing, wash and rinse the yarn. of natural, powdered indigo in a cloth bag and suspend the bag in the urine. Indigo is not necessarily a plant but a property of many plants, Thayer explained. Fax: 207-568-4141 A natural Indigo prepared from fresh leaves of American indigo (Indigofera suffruticosa L.) by natural fermentation process. Phone: 207-568-4142 • Native Seeds/SEARCH, 2509 N. Campbell Ave. #325, Tucson, AZ 85719. Full sun and a long, hot growing season are essential for growing both I. suffruticosa and I. tinctoria. Indigofera Suffruticosa - Indigo of exceptional quality!A natural Indigo prepared from fresh leaves of American indigo (Indigofera suffruticosa L.) by natural fermentation process. If you tear a leaflet, the cut edges will turn blue. Other factors—like placing an order on a weekend or a holiday—may end up pushing the arrival of your item beyond the estimated delivery date. Find out more in our Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy. Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for: Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Yes! Best wishes, How to Grow Indigofera Tinctoria. The chemicals used at the Fair were not toxic, but if you use lye, be sure to wear gloves, Thayer cautioned, since that is very caustic. To dye yarn or fabric with it, you have to add a reducing agent (which removes oxygen) to convert it to a yellowish water-soluble form called indigo white. The plant and the dye in the indigo were already mentioned in the oldest Sanskrit papers. Start the indigo late (about the first of May), because it’s very fast growing, and you can’t put it out until the danger of frost is over.” Transplant Japanese indigo to the garden at the beginning of June and harvest leaves at the end of August. Know your laws! 1. Those of I. tinctoria are straight, those of I. suffruticosa, curved. Thayer described the indigo from MOFGA’s sistering organizations as “really wonderful… Wool dyed with Salvadoran indigo and urine was a much different color, with a gray-green under the blue---a beautiful color; I love that color.” Salvadoran indigo is available at the MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering booth in the Social and Political Action Area at the Common Ground Fair.