Indigo Pigment Bailiwick Blue 2020二番Grade 2

Indigo Pigment Bailiwick Blue 2020二番Grade 2

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Restocking  Monday 14th February 2022.

Bailiwick Blue 2020 is derived from the white flowering "Kojyoko" Japanese Persicaria Tinctoria or Polygonum Tinctorium. Pigment is made in house during the summer and fall months.

Indigo is versatile, though most prominently known for dyeing fabrics, yarns and threads, of cellulose (plant origin) and protein ( animal origin).

There are numerous ways in which to use this all natural plant pigment.

Indigo in the powdered form may be used as; a soap colourant, crafted into paint either oil or water colour, pastels, wood stain and can be used as colour for plaster finishes. 

Qualities vary due to temperature, time of harvest, health of plants and soil etc.

二番or Ni Ban, literally means No. 2 is a bright clean blue with undertones of indirubin pink.   Ni Ban will yield bright light to bright mid indigo to the fabric of your choice, cellulose or protein fibres, when vat dyeing, following several dips and periods of oxidaization. 

50 gm of powdered indigo will dye 250g of fabric or yarn  100g will dye 500g.various shades of indigo

Grown & produced in Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK