From Frank Rossi, who introduces students to plants grown for food, beverages, fiber, aesthetics and recreation in HORT 1101 (Horticultural Science and Systems). View more HORT 1101 posts.

We’ve been exploring the culture, history and chemistry of dye from the plant Indigofera tinctoria, culminating in this week’s lab where students used indigo dye to to create a class banner and turn a piece of clothing into a work of art to take home.

Click on images for larger view.  See indigo art from last year’s class.

Wednesday lab

Wednesday lab

Friday lab

Friday lab

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