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Jacquard Indigo Tie Dye Kit (Mini)
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- JACQUARD-Indigo Tie Dye Kit
- Experience the exciting ancient and mystical process of dyeing with indigo a plant-based dye that gives beautiful shades of 'indigo blue'
- Jacquard's Pre-Reduced Indigo easily mixes with water and makes setting up an indigo vat practically effortless
- Jacquard's Indigo Tie Dye Kit comes with enough dye to color up to 15 natural-fiber 5-shirts or 15 yards of fabric
- With this fun group activity, you can create unique, one-of-a-kind designs
- Contains 20g of indigo dye, 250g of reducing agent, 1 pair of gloves, 2 stir sticks, rubber bands, and instruction booklet
- Made in the USA; Conforms to ASTM D4236; For ages 8 and up with adult supervision
- For over 30 years, Jacquard has been the leading manufacturer of artist quality textile, mixed media and craft products
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Top Customer Reviews
That said, the indigo bath still worked so I went with it!
I think I got good color with the kit, but since I'm a novice I'm not sure what truly "good" color is! I ran a depth of color experiment where I dipped swatches of canvas multiple times in the vat. I would allow the pieces to oxidize for 5 minutes between dips.
I found the best color range for the following dips:
1 second, 1 dip (light baby blue)
10 seconds, 1 dip
30 seconds, 1 dip
1 minute, 2 dips
1 minute, 4 dips
1 minute, 6 dips (deep blackish navy blue)
The times between did not show any difference in color depth than their surrounding swatches.
It's very important to allow your pieces time outside of the vat to oxidize (at least 5 minutes between dips), or else you will not achieve good depth of color. I found I got faster oxidization by hanging my piece up over an open window — if you have a window over your kitchen sink, this is a perfect spot. The instructions say to allow 15 minutes to oxidize, but I think that's overkill — once the piece turns blue and there is no green left, it's done!
It's important that you *hang* your pieces when they are oxidizing — if the piece is touching anything, the parts that touch anything will not oxidize.Read more ›
The cons were the strong smell of the dye and the learning curve I had to go through when using indigo dye for the first time. As with any dying project, it can be a bit messy :) The instructions included in the kit are good and I recommend reading them thoroughly before jumping in.
I plan on buying another kit and will check my local art supply store, Dick Blick, for price comparison. (UPDATE: My local, San Diego, Dick Blick art supply store sells this kit for $10.50)
Make sure you use a bucket you don't care about. It will be stained blue and smell kind of like pee forever. Just get a $5 Home Depot bucket with a lid. I was able to use my dye even 2 weeks after I first mixed it, but it starts to lose its dyeing strength after the first week.
It's a very good kit for both beginners and advanced users, because the results depend on the user's experience and not the materials. This was my first kit and I am planning on buying another one even though I'm no longer a noob.
One thing the instructions do not make clear. For dark color it is best to let the color "cure" overnight and wash in hot water with four cups of salt added.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
LOVE this little kit. Easy to follow instructions and great results!Published 5 days ago by Michelle C.
This is a great kit, and easy to use. There are videos on YouTube if you want to see ahead of time how the process goes, but the instructions in the box are pretty clear. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
This was so fun to use, and so interesting. Makes a huge batch so invite friends to do this with you for added fun. We dyed t shirts, scarves, socks and fabric. Read morePublished 13 days ago by BGuhl
I unfortunately have been dying everything I own with this stuff, I may have a problem. We all have problems thou.Published 16 days ago by paul v chvostal
made 6 nice t-shirts. (could have made more, my daughter just needed 6.)
the stuff got everywhere through, even with a 5 gallon bucket placed in a bathtub. Read more
It was easy to use with easy-to-follow instructions for a first-timer.
Used the remaining dye bath after one month (which I kept with a lid on), and it still worked great.
Very clear instructions, super easy to use. Our projects came out perfectly!Published 1 month ago by J. Lewis