For awhile now, I have been looking for a natural or edible material to create an aqua, or turquoise, dye. I read online somewhere that making an ice bath of indigo yields a more turquoise-like blue.
So today, I tried it.
I blended indigo with “marigold indigo” in a bath of iced water. The ice, plus the addition of the marigold indigo, created this really pretty aqua. It was so nice that I decided to use the leftovers to help my boring tea-and-indigo dyed bamboo scarf (see yesterday’s post).
FYI, this photo was taken as the pieces were drying, so I’m pretty sure the color will fade slightly as it dries.