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Indigo Kit - Natural Dye - Pre-measured ingredients to create an Organic Indigo Fructose Vat

Indigo Kit - Natural Dye - Pre-measured ingredients to create an Organic Indigo Fructose Vat

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Overview

  • Handmade Supply
  • Amount: One Kit
  • Craft type: Dyeing & batik, Hat making & hair crafts, Rug making, Sewing, Weaving & tapestry
  • Dye type: Vat
  • Natural: Yes
  • Format: Powder
  • Materials: Powdered indigo extract, Fructose, Calcium Hydroxide, Soda Ash, Detailed instructions
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Description

Indigo (indigofera tinctoria) species are the world's only source of natural, true, colourfast blue. A magical dyestuff that has been used around the world as a dye since pre-historic times, the culture and wonder that surrounds this plant is immense.

Indigo cannot be dyed in the same way as other dyes, but must be used to create a "living" vat, which is achieved through a sort of fermentation process.

This kit contains the pre-measured ingredients to create one organic fructose vat, with which you can dye quite a bit of fibre - how much a kit will dye depends on a few things, including how dark you want the blue to be, and what fibres you use. But it will dye a lot! As a general ballpark, you could expect to dye at least 5 yards of a medium weight cotton such as a quilting cotton, to a medium blue, and probably more, and darker if you wish.

The vat can remain active for several weeks, depending on how much you use it.

Indigo can only be used to dye natural fibres, not synthetics.

The kit also includes comprehensive instructions on how to create and use the vat.

Contents:

25g indigo, 50g pickling lime (calx), 75g fructose sugar
Indigo (indigofera tinctoria) species are the world's only source of natural, true, colourfast blue. A magical dyestuff that has been used around the world as a dye since pre-historic times, the culture and wonder that surrounds this plant is immense.

Indigo cannot be dyed in the same way as other dyes, but must be used to create a "living" vat, which is achieved through a sort of fermentation process.

This kit contains the pre-measured ingredients to create one organic fructose vat, with which you can dye quite a bit of fibre - how much a kit will dye depends on a few things, including how dark you want the blue to be, and what fibres you use. But it will dye a lot! As a general ballpark, you could expect to dye at least 5 yards of a medium weight cotton such as a quilting cotton, to a medium blue, and probably more, and darker if you wish.

The vat can remain active for several weeks, depending on how much you use it.

Indigo can only be used to dye natural fibres, not synthetics.

The kit also includes comprehensive instructions on how to create and use the vat.

Contents:

25g indigo, 50g pickling lime (calx), 75g fructose sugar

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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

FAQs

There are several things that will determine what colour each dye produces, the most important being what you are dyeing, and how much dye you use.

The main consideration is how much dye you use - almost always, more dye will give you darker colours, and less dye will give you paler colours. Recipes and guidelines are generally given for a medium depth of shade. If you would like darker colours, you need to use more.

Dye amounts are calculated based on a percentage weight of fibre (wof), which means you determine how much your fibre weighs, and multiply it by the percentage given for each dyestuff.

For example: for a 100g skein of yarn, and your wof percentage is 5, you need 5 grams of dye.

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