The primary natural dye used for blue is indigo. After looking through my shelves, I decided to do an experiment with anything that might yield a blue. The color was the primary focus of the experiment so light fastness, wash fastness, … were not considered. I just wanted to see the array of blues I had on the same material. The material is a felted wool mordanted at 20% potassium aluminum sulphate.
From left to right: indigo, navy blue (dye extract from Sam’s Vegetables in India), blue gardenia (liquid dye from Japan), Saxon blue, Caribbean blue (no longer available).
Tags: Natural Dyes