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Indigo Kit - Natural Dye - Blue - Pre-measured ingredients for an Organic Indigo Fructose Vat - great for Beginners!

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  • Materials: Powdered indigo extract, Fructose, Calcium Hydroxide, Detailed instructions

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.

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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 be used to dye any natural fibres, not synthetics. You can dye fabric, yarn, garments, wood, anything that you like, and any fibre, such as cotton, linen, wool, silk, bamboo, rayon, hemp, etc. A small amount of synthetic fibre content such as 5% spandex in a garment, or 5% nylon in a sock yarn, is no problem.

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

Please note that the dyed fibres in the photos are not included. They are there to show you what colours you can expect to achieve with the dye. You can also dye much much more fibre than shown in the photos.

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Contents:

25g indigofera tinctoria powder, extracted from the plant
50g pickling lime (calx)
75g fructose sugar


Buy as a bundle with our other two beginner natural dye kits for 10% off and free shipping:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/699223794

Or with the natural dye beginner kit to dye a rainbow with natural dyes

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/754313817

Looking for things to dye? Visit the "Blanks for Dyeing" section to find white and unbleached fabric, yarn, and small accessories, all ready to dye!

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloveofcolours?ref=hdr_user_menu-shop§ion_id=28391891

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gregpeckfan Jul 8, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous kit. Easy to follow, and I dyed several items including shibori itajime this baby outfit. Onto the outfit I stitched small moon jellies.

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Shona Craig Sep 14, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

We loved this dye kit!! It was easy to use for complete beginners. The directions were great to follow. And our tote bags came out beautifully!

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Abigail Oct 12, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

This kit arrived quickly and totally intact, No spilling or mess of the dye! It has easy follow along instructions with a prompt to further online help if needed. This was my first indigo vat and I am excited to say that I am now an addict! ;) So much fun to see the different shades you can get and watch the process of oxidation happen before your eyes! My colors were on the lighter side but I believe it was because I had many to dye and dipped them less than I could have. Will be ordering many more dyes from this seller! Thank you thank you!

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Katie Stuart Aug 10, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I used these to dye bucket hats for my shop and the instructions were perfect for a beginner!

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