For folks residing in the USA, looking to purchase Indigo seed, here are your 5 best options, direct links in each title.
Seed Type: Persicaria Tinctoria ( Japanese Indigo) Indigofera Tinctoria & Woad
The Facebook group “Indigo Pigment Extraction Method” created by Brittany Boles, hosts those who are pursuing Indigo from seed to vat dyeing. The community comprises of new, seasoned dyers and growers of various species of Indigo baring plants. A list of USA Indigo seed sellers is also available on this page. The community within, are amazing, and ring the entire globe. Join the conversation, there is virtually always someone available to answer questions and offer a virtual helping hand.
SEED TYPE: Indigofera Suffructicosa Grown & Saved by Madame Magar & Persicaria tinctoria( Japanese Indigo)
OTHER: Weld & Hopi Black Dye Sunflowers
Botanical Colors carries a dazzling array of natural pigments, shares comprehensive instructions, insightful troubleshooting blogs, books and weekly live interviews known as "FeedBack Friday"- to which I say- who needs Netflixs!
SEED TYPE: Persicaria Tinctoria ( White flowering)
OTHER: Hopi Black dye Sunflower, Madder, Coreopsis, Black Knight Scabious, Double Black hollyhocks, Sulphur Cosmos...
The list goes on and on. Grand Prismatic Seed store is filled with vibrance and goodness. Once you get your growing groove on, and believe me you will, those nifty pheromones in the soil are super persuasive, you’ll be back for more and more, I mean the Turkish orange aubergines… yes please!
SEED TYPE: Persicaria Tinctoria (Japanese indigo) & Indigo Plant Adoption within the LA Area
OTHER: Madder ( Rubia Tinctorium) Weld ( Reseda Luteola) as seen above
Graham is a master dyer, produces incredible textile patterns and prints, offers courses, workshops, and shares sound information on Indigo vat building and other natural dye techniques.
SEED TYPE: Persicaria Tinctoria ( Japanese Indigo)
OTHER: Scabious Black knight, Calendula, Marigold, Madder, Sulphur Cosmos, Hopi Sunflower, Hollyhock and more plus dye seed bundles.
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