Indigo Block Printing Kit - Envelope - Natural Dye - Pre-measured ingredients to Print with Indigo on Fabric - Flatpacked for cheap shipping

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Materials

Powdered indigo extract, Fructose, Calcium Hydroxide, Soda Ash, Sodium Alginate, Sodium Chloride

**This item is also available in a separate listing in a gorgeous silkscreened box, perfect for gift giving or collecting. This flat packed enveloped is offered for cheaper shipping. Link at bottom**

Print on fabric with natural indigo powder, using this all in one kit.

Indigo (indigofera tinctoria) is the natural world's only source of colour fast blue. However, it is not soluble in water, and so needs to be applied in a very unique way in order to use it as a paste for block printing or silk screening.

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This kit includes the ingredients to create a paste with the indigo, as well as the additives for the bath to fix the paste to the fabric, and the ingredients to put the indigo through the classic "reduction" process, so that it is permanent and colourfast.

It also includes comprehensive instructions for creating, applying, fixing and reducing the paste.

The kit is meant to be used with lino cuts, but can also be used with wood blocks and even silk screening. These materials are not included.

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Contents:

Indigofera Tinctoria Extract Powder
Sodium Alginate
Fructose Powder
Pickling Lime (calcium hydroxide)
Soda Ash (sodium carbonate)
Salt (sodium chloride)


Also available in a gorgeous silkscreened box: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/678620250/indigo-block-printing-kit-box-natural?ref=shop_home_active_3

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Julie Sinden

Julie Sinden

Toronto, Canada

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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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