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Finding Blue Part 1: History

Finding Blue Part 1: History

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A history of indigo bodyart.
A history of indigo bodyart.

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Published by: Catherine Cartwright-Jones on Dec 28, 2007
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Finding BlueCopyright © 2007 by Catherine Cartwright JonesAll rights reserved.Printed in the United States of AmericaNo part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner without written permission exceptin the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews. The patterns in this bookmay be freely used as inspiration for artists in their own hand-drawn work.For more information, contact TapDancing Lizard; 4237 Klein Ave, Stow, Ohio, 44224.Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication DataCartwright-Jones, Catherine.Finding Blue1) Woading 2) Indigo 3) Body Art
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Learn more about the art of blue at http://www.indigopage.comGet Ancient Blue™ from http://www.mehandi.comCopyright © 2007 Catherine Cartwright-Jones
 
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Finding Blue
I want to thank Alex Morgan
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for her work in “finding blue.” She recovered the lost biotechnologyof using precursor vat to stain skin blue. Because of her intelligence, persistence, and willingnessto be “varying shades of moldy gray for most of a year,” we can now be blue.For the purpose of this book, I use the words “blue,” “woading,” “indigo,” and “Ancient Blue™”interchangeably with slight variations of meaning. Both woad and indigo vats stain skin blue withthe same process and molecule, though they come from different plants. Blue dye from woadand indigo are interchangeable in the same way as sugar from sugar cane and sugar beet. Forthe purpose of recreating Celtic body art, there is little or no difference between woading fromwoad vat and woading from indigo vat. Ancient Blue™ is a specific form of vat, naturally derivedfrom indigo, and is more convenient, easier to prepare and use than a woad vat. There are nosynthetic chemicals in Ancient Blue™: it is brewed from the indigo plant. Though Ancient Blue™
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Alex Morgan:http://www.indigopage.comandhttp://www.spellstone.com  Learn more about the art of blue at http://www.indigopage.comGet Ancient Blue™ from http://www.mehandi.comCopyright © 2007 Catherine Cartwright-Jones

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