1. This craft of dying wool during the Renaissance took time and patience. This art was really respected by the wealthy because they wanted their clothing to be brightly coloured to show their high stance in society. This art however, is not considered an art form anymore because most of our clothing is mechanically died in factories rather by hand.
Here is the indigo vat recipe that I have been working with written by Earth Hues. They are a wonderful company supporting agriculture, natural color and artisans around the world. I order my pigment from them and every time I order, I ask where the pigment is from. Most of the time the pigment has been from El Salvador. This is the recipe they provide and it's fantastic!