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Indigo dye can be derived from several different plants, most notably Indigofera, which is native to the tropics. Other sources include dyer's knotweed and first-year wood rosettes.

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Woad ,cornflower and indigo (of course) will yield a blue dye. We're going to test the cornflower one though.

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Indigo or cornflower.

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Indigo dye is an organic compound with a distinctive blue color extracted from plants, and this process was important economically because blue dyes were once rare.


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mix red and blue dye Red dye- redberries blue dye- woad leaves


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Is a bushy plant whose stems and leaves are used to make blue dye?

indigo


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Indigo plant


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Dye them blue with a blue dye you can buy at Wal-Mart maybe?


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Carolina rice was a profitable crop traded around the world. Settlers in southern Carolina later learned to raise indigo. (Indigo- A plant used to make a valuable blue dye.)~( That's how blue jeans got there color~ INDIGO)


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you can make yellow blue red dyes in runescape. to make the dyes you need to go to aggie the witch who lives in draynor village. she will ask for some items and a little money. it won't exceed 5gps. for red dye.. you will need redberries and for blue dye you will need woad leaves..for yellow dye you will need onions