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Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw | Natural Blue Indigo Vat Show Kit | Craftfulness Festival Show Kit

Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw | Natural Blue Indigo Vat Show Kit  | Craftfulness Festival Show Kit

Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw | Natural Blue Indigo Vat Show Kit | Craftfulness Festival Show Kit

Regular price £25.00

This is the dye kit you need to set up the vat (dye pot) for Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw live demonstration in Shibori dyeing on 17th April at the Craftfulness Festival.  It contains the ingredients you need on the day and will give you a 10 Litre dye pot of Natural Indigo.  Organic Tamil Indigo will be supplied. This simple method is suitable for beginners and will be emailed with list of material and instructions, including video content to help you setting up the vat before the day if you wish it.  I also will demonstrate during the workshop how to set it up.

 

It takes skill to set up an Indigo dye pot but the method I will teach during the show is simple and can be used by beginners.

 

Indigo dye is the dye of the Gods, extracted from a leafy plant grown in Asia, it gives the most wonderful blue dye and superb results on cellulose fabric like cotton, linen, but also silk. 

It takes hard work to produce Indigo dye so we have to feel grateful to be able to use it and the slow motion of the dyeing method with it is very meditative.

 

With your kit you will be able to dye 1kg of fabric a dark blue and up to 2/3 kg a lighter blue.

 

Your vat will last for much longer than the time of the show and you will be able to dye with it for several weeks as long as you treat it well. It can also be revived.

 

This is a Hydrosulphate vat using the reduction method.