Japanese Indigo to Dye for

Which color is your favorite? By far mine is blue! Beautiful rich dark blue, typical of Japanese indigo.

Today, I would like to share this video from Great Big Story. It talks about indigo dyeing in Japan, both in the past and in the present.

True Blue: Indigo Dyeing in Japan from Great Big Story on Vimeo.

This short video made me realize the significance of the indigo blue in our history.

Indigo blue could be the link between Samurai and us!

I also discovered practical benefits of utilizing this natural dye. When applied to fabric, indigo is antibacterial, flame resistant, and it repels odor and dirt.

There are more reasons for using indigo than its aesthetic beauty!

Since then, more and more things in my house are turning indigo blue. Using the DYI Dye Kit, Using this kit, I have dyed some T-shirts, dresses, scarfs, curtains, and bed sheets. And I love them. It is so easy and fun. The kit comes with instructions that covers the Shibori techniques.