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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 ›
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.
The package comes with everything you need but a bucket to create the dye in. It had instructions on the different patterns to dye and the history behind the patterns and indigo.
I used half of the dye, soda ash, and reducing agent and it all still turned out beautiful! Not going to lie, anything in my closet that was white went into that indigo vat! Can't wait to do it again with some friends!
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really love this kit, not a mini kit though, as stated. I have a large amount of dye left over. My items turned out amazing and the instructions were great. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Utah bound
This was a pretty convenient little kit with everything (minus the bucket) that you need for dying textiles and shibori designs. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Karissa Hathaway
We used this to dye white muslin Aiden and Anais swaddle blankets for a baby shower. We were able to dye 8 blankets and still had plenty of dye left over. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Michael Morand
I am wondering why these bags say 100% cotton on the description when the tags on the bag say the material is polyester. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
I had a white lace dress that had some tough stains I couldn't remove and the only way to keep the dress was to dye it. Excellent product. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Leticia Lizeth Trevino