Kerstin Neumüller and Douglas Luhanko
Everything you need to grow, extract and use indigo.
Discover indigo; one of the world’s most mystical yet widely used dyes. In this practical and inspirational handbook, textile experts Kerstin Neumüller and Douglas Luhanko take the reader on a journey from plant to pigment to garment, sharing their passion for this powerful and popular dye.
They have collected a variety of classic and modern dye recipes to suit every skill level and equipment, including more environmentally friendly alternatives. There are recipes for both synthetic and natural indigo, accompanied with handy gardening tips for those wanting to start from scratch and grow their own indigo plants.
The authors go on to explore indigo’s true potential in a variety of craft projects, ranging from Japanese resist-dyeing techniques (shibori) to embroidery (sashiko) and quilting. There is also advice on combining indigo with other pigments to create a kaleidoscope of hues.
Packed with tips and advice throughout and suitable for both beginners and more advanced dyers, Indigo is an essential book for everyone who wants to create unique indigo craft projects.
Kerstin Neumüller and Douglas Luhanko met when Kerstin was looking for someone to dye indigo with and, by chance, stepped into Douglas’s shop on the very day he had ordered a kit for natural indigo dyeing. Since then, they have explored indigo’s possibilities and limitations together. Douglas has a passion for denim and indigo and manufactures jeans in his own company Blue Highway. Kerstin is a men’s tailor with her heart in handicrafts. She has spent many years studying handicrafts
Published by Pavilion Books £15.99