INDIGO FROM SEED TO DYE
This 60 page paperback journal/manual covers one woman's experience with natural indigo. This is the fifth edition, published in 1999 and contains lots of useful information on the cultivation and use of Japanese indigo aka dyers knotweed aka persicaria tinctoria aka polygonum tinctorum.
This book takes you through the stages of growing, making, and dyeing with indigo. It was one of the very first English-language books on the subjects and is still used by many dyers. This book is of particular importance to anyone wishing to grow their own indigo plants.
- Author - Dorothy Miller
- Publisher - Indigo Press (Self Published)
- Paperback, 60 pages
- ISBN 978-0-9604-0601-2
- Edition: English
Ode to Indigo
Leaves of green what does your future hold?
Blue of the sky for baby’s robe?
Blue of the sea for the coat of the lamb,
waiting to be carded and spun?
Blue of indigo, deep as the blue of the woods at night.
Leaves of green with holes tinged with blue,
the insects bite,
what does your future hold?
Dorothy Miller 1981