INDIGO DYE + SHIBORI STARTER KIT
STARTER KITS ARE FINAL SALE
As an outgrowth of the Indigo Dye Workshops that we hold in our studios, we now offer our own indigo dye kits so that people can easily dye at home!
Our kits include all the ingredients you need to create your own natural indigo dye bath, including the same organic indigo powder from India that we use in our studio. The recipe will dye about 2lbs of natural fabric (cotton, silk, linen etc) a medium-dark shade of blue. The kit also comes with illustrated instructions for how to twist and tie your fabric to create repeat patterns (a technique called "Shibori," or Japanese tie-dye).
An indigo bath can be created safely and easily in your own kitchen or yard. We hope that this kit will inspire the beginner and intermediate dyer!
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Size + Details
Organic Indigo Powder x 50 gr
Calcium Hydroxide x 100 gr
Fructose x 150 gr
One 12" x 12" square of cotton fabric to dye
Rubber bands + string for Shibori Tyeing
One pair latex gloves
Protective mask for nose and mouth
Instructions for making your dye vat
YOU WILL NEED:
Two five gallon buckets: one for dyeing, one for rinsing
A long mixing stick
Care + Wear
Natural indigo-dyed fabric naturally releases dye for the first few washings. The fade brings out the grain of the fabric, creating a traditional "denim" look. The dye will stabilize, but until then, wash dyed items separately in cold water. Hang dry in the shade, as sunlight will fade the dye. Store item in a dark place.
Before the first washings, indigo will rub off onto light-colored fabrics. Take note when choosing what to wear with your newly dyed item.
Tips for Dyeing
-Lightweight fabrics will dye best, as they absorb the dye more readily.
-While none of the ingredients is toxic, working with fine particles can be a lung irritant, so we have included a mask for extra safety.
-We recommend using heavy rubber gloves when dyeing (the kind used when doing dishes).
-When dyeing, you should wear items you are ok staining permanently (including your shoes!), since indigo dye will not wash-out.
-Adult supervision recommended. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.