We are huge fans of Indigo Dye here at Pigment. Now that we have the Indigo Dye Kits in store, we couldn't wait to start tying, folding and dipping. Although dying can be messy business, the kit will lead you through a couple of different styles and tips making sure you get just the look you are after. We dipped napkins, tablecloths, teepees, paper, almost anything we could get our hands on!
The kit includes: Rubber Gloves, 20 grams of Indigo Dye, 250 grams of Reducing Agent, assorted Rubber Bands, and an instruction booklet with dye patterns.
On top of this, you will need: 5 Gallon bucket with lid, stir stick, beads or pebbles, and a floor covering.
The first thing you will want to do is prepare your dye. Add your indigo dye to warm water and stir gently. Then add the reducing agents while stirring. Gently stir as suggested by the instructions until thoroughly mixed. Cover your vat with the lid and allow to settle for 15-30 minutes, just enough time to prep your fabrics!
We started off with simple circles and the basic accordion fold, but soon we were feeling so inspired we just tried anything. Get creative and see what you can come up with, you can't go wrong!
Once you're fabric is ready, wet thoroughly with tap water. Here comes the fun stuff! Lift the lid of your vat (prepare yourself for the less than glamorous smell), using your stick to push the top layer of foam to the side to reveal the yellow-green liquid. Using your gloves, dip your fabric and set it aside for 20 minutes to oxidize. We recommend reading over the instruction book for best tips when dipping.
Once oxidized, either dip again for darker shades, or untie and rinse. Finally wash with mild detergent and warm water, dry and style as you like. Enjoy!
We would love to see what you come up with, so please tag #shoppigment in your photos!