Stop Press! I now (14th ofJuly) have the licence fr0m the Home Office Licence I need to carry on manufacturing Saxon Blue so I estimate it will be back in stock from the 1st of August . 500ml of Saxon Blue can be preordered for the discounted price of £50.00.
Saxon Blue is sulphonated Indigo. Made in my own studio to a 17th Century recipe it can be added to water to dye wool and silk fibres a deep rich turquoise Blue.
Traditionally Saxon Blue is said to have a slightly poorer lightfastness than Indigo, but in my tests, the lightfastness was similar – Indigo dyed wool and Saxon Blue dyed wool were exposed to light in a north facing window for one month resulting in no loss of colour in either colour, which means that lightfastness is good.
Saxon Blue dyed wool has a good washfastness but on silk the colour is less washfast, paling from mid-turquoise to a light-turquoise after 15 soapy washes. Wash saxon blue dyed silk in a pH neutral detergent such as Ecover and there is no colour loss.
The bottles come with instructions for use.
£12.50 – £50.00
|Dimensions||45 × 35 × 16 cm|
50ml, 100ml, 500ml