This pre-reduced indigo kit is what I suggest for my beginner students. It's the same materials I use in the beginner and intermediate shibori classes, and a great started for your first at home solo indigo mission.
This kit brings the ancient art of indigo dyeing to the home dyer in a user-friendly formulation. Indigo dye, which comes from a plant, is one of the oldest dyes used for coloring fabrics and the one still used today to color blue jeans. This natural dye process has long been used in many cultures around the world. The unique characteristics of indigo dyeing make it easy to create wonderful resist patterns on fabric. With a resurgence of interest in indigo and ethnic patterning in the fashion world, this kit is sure to be a winner!
NOTE: You will need to supply: 5 gal/18.93 L bucket with lid, long stick for stirring, water, natural fabrics or yarn. Dyes up to 15 yards/5 lbs (2.27 kg) of fabric or 15 t-shirts. Dye bath lasts for several weeks. (IF YOU USE IT DAILY-ish)
Included in this kit:
20 g Pre-reduced Indigo Dye
100 g Soda Ash
50 g Sodium Hydrosulfite (“Hydro”)
1 pair of gloves
Rubber bands (2 sizes)
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