Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Did I mention...

that - yay! - my indigo arrived today?! Woohoo! Now, if I can only find some time to try it out... won't happen this weekend, but perhaps later next week.

5 comments:

ilana said...

Oooooooh. O.O I'm impressed. You have more courage than I do as far as plant dyes go. I'm still falling back on KoolAid. :P

Rachael said...

Yeah, I was a bit a intimidated by indigo, until I found instructions for a vat using yeast, warm water and sugar on the earthguild.com site. It's here http://earthguild.com/products/riff/rindigo.htm all the way at the bottom of the page. Doesn't seem too complicated, dangerous or smelly. But we'll see.

Rachael said...

Plus, you have that cochineal, don't you? To me, cochineal is brave...

ilana said...

I do, but I haven't done anything with it yet. I sort of lost heart after my fiasco with some of the plant dyes... *sigh* maybe sometime during the holidays, I'll recover and get back to it.

Rachael said...

Perhaps... But don't loose heart. I thought your colors were nice, even if some of them had to be saved by koolaid. Cochineal looks fairly straight-forward if the instuctions here, http://earthguild.com/products/riff/rcochinel.htm , are to be believed. And I don't think I've ever heard of it giving a color other than something in the red family, like indigo gives blues... I bet you'll do just fine with it!