Off the Hook / Indigo

  • Got the Blues?

    Got the Blues?

    | 1 comment

    Submitted by: Carmen Ditzler Indigo is the legendary source of colourfast blues and its ability to produce a wide range of shades has made it the most successful dye plant ever known. Indigo can give clear blues that range from the tint of a pale sky to a deep navy that is almost black.  We know it as the blue colour of denim; now dyed using synthetic indigo which was first created in 1880 by Adolph von Bayer.    Natural indigo is obtained from indigo bearing plants, the most significant one being indigofera tinctoria. The plant produces a colourless glucose...

    Read more →