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Wild Colours natural dyes > Blue dye plants - grow them & dye beautiful blues

Indigo, woad, logwood & other blue or purple natural dyes

A natural indigo dye vat

Dyeing with indigo - a blue natural dye

Dyeing with Japanese indigo - a blue natural dye

Indigo - main page

Dyeing with Indigo

Japanese indigo

Dyeing with woad - the blue natural dye

Dyeing with logwood - a blue natural dye

Soap dyed with alkanet - a blue natural dye

Dyeing with Woad

Dyeing with logwood

Dyeing with Alkanet

Superb natural blue dyes can be obtained from several different indigo-producing plants. Most of the blue dye plants are not closely related and come from different dye plant families.

Woad, which is related to cabbage, is the principal blue dye plant in Europe.

Important purple and blue dye plants and dyes;

1. Indigo - all about indigo

2. Dyeing with natural Indigo

3. Dyeing with natural Indigo Crystals

4. Japanese Indigo dye

5. Japanese Indigo extraction

6. Japanese Indigo dyeing

7. Dyeing with woad

8. Logwood dye

9. Alkanet dye

10. False Alkanet

True indigo, related to beans, has been used for centuries in India and, indeed, the word indigo originally meant a dye from India.

In Asia most of the indigo dye comes from Japanese Indigo, which is related to rhubarb and dock. The Americas and Africa have their own species of indigo dye plants.

The logwood tree from the tropics and true alkanet from semi-desert areas also produce important purple and blue natural dyes.

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