and for good reason.
|45rpm's spring lookbook|
traditionally, the fabric is dyed and dried 15 to 20 times to produce such a deep rich color. then the indigo is sun dried to deepen the color. this makes the process labor intensive and time consuming, which increases it's value and price.
|finished garment then dyed with indigo|
|don't stop with apparel. |
indigo can inspire an entire room.
due to the expensive and lengthy process, most items sold today are made of a synthetically produced dye that is more affordable during mass production...which makes it even more appealing to me to try and dye at home.
if you are interested in learning more about indigo dying, click on the pictures below for DIY blog posts and more information and inspiration.
|indigo DIY post on the blog stardustcoyote|
|it will be messy, but worth it.|
|the more times you dip, the darker the dye will become|
excitingly, many kits are available online for you to dye with indigo at home. i found the below dye kit for $42 at arrow and arrow and it includes everything you need to get started.
|indigo dye kit sold online at arrowandarrow|