Jacquard Indigo Tie-Dye Kit
This natural vat dye exists in plants all over the world and is virtually the only blue dye that occurs in nature. Indigo has a fascinating history, and it is equally fascinating to use: The blue color “magically” appears as dipped fabric is exposed to oxygen in the air! This unique property sets indigo apart from every other dye and makes it especially well-suited for patterning fabric. The dye can produce a wide range of blues, from a pale sky blue to the darkest navy. Prized by countless cultures for millennia, indigo is still used today for coloring blue jeans. Jacquard’s indigo is a synthetic organic and comes pre-reduced 60% for unprecedented ease of use.
This kit brings the ancient art of indigo dyeing to the home dyer in a user-friendly formulation. Dyes up to 15 yards/5 lbs (2.27 kg) of fabric or 15 T-shirts. Dye bath lasts for several weeks. For children age 8 and up, with adult supervision.
For natural fibers, including: cotton, linen, silk, canvas, hemp, wool, wood and more.
Included in this kit:
- Jacquard's Pre-reduced Indigo
- Reducing Agent
- Soda Ash
- 1 Pair of Gloves
- 2 Wood Blocks
- 2 Popsicle Sticks
- 2 Sizes of Rubber bands
- Quick Start Instructions
- Instruction Booklet with tying patterns and historical/cultural overview of Indigo
You will also need:
- 5 gal/18.93 L bucket with lid
- Long stick for stirring
- Natural fabrics or yarn
Click here for a short video showing how to tie dye with indigo!