I harvested my first crop of fresh Indigo last week. I am going to use 1/2 of it for a fresh indigo vat and am drying the remaining 1/2 for later. I ended up with 4, 1 gallon zip lock bags of fresh leaves.
I also did some rubbings with the fresh Indigo leaves – using John Marshalls book as a guide. It yielded a dark bluish green color. The first and third are stencils I put over silk squares and rubbed through with the indigo leaves. The middle one is a silk square with the indigo leaves underneath and then I used a rubber mallet and pounded on top.
Will post more later….