This starter kit is perfect for beginners and includes all materials needed to make your own fructose indigo dye vat which is chemical free and based on traditional dye baths from India and Morocco.
A metre of quality white cotton linen fabric is included to dye and you can up cycle any light coloured natural fibre fabrics you have at home - ie t shirts/aprons/cushion covers.
Full instruction sheet is included.
The glass Mason jar is used to mix your stock solution before adding it to the vat and allows you to see the dye alchemy at work!
Indigo powder supplied will dye approximately 1kg of natural fibre fabric medium to dark blue and makes a 15 litre vat.
Reuse your Mason jar and supplied resists over and over again. Indigo dye kits available to buy from my store for subsequent dye vats.
Included in kit
- Bio indigo powder 50g
- Calx/Lime 100g
- Fructose crystalline 150g
- 1 metre of white cotton linen fabric
- 2 quart Mason jar
- 2 clamps
- wooden pegs
- 2 sets of acrylic Itajime resist shapes
- pebble resists
- elastic bands
- wooden stick resists
- dust mask
- instruction sheet
- packaged in a white gift box
A plastic 20 litre bucket with lid to use as your dye vat or a non reactive stainless steel pot
Natural indigo is obtained through a non toxic fermentation of the indigo plant indigofera tinctora. A centuries old traditional dyeing method which yields beautiful patterns and shades of indigo blue.
If you plan on dyeing more than once and over several days, I suggest using a non reactive stainless steel pot as vat may need to be revitalised by reheating to 50 degrees and adding a small amount of fructose and lime if needed.
Be sure to follow instruction sheet carefully - Weave and Burrow will not be liable for any damage to person or material through the use or misuse of this product. Please use the dust mask provided when mixing your stock solution as Lime can be irritating to skin and eyes. Keep out of reach of children - possible choking and poison hazard
Available for sale in Australia only