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Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw | Natural Indigo Ferrous Vat Kit | Craftfulness Festival Product

Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw | Natural Indigo Ferrous Vat Kit  | Craftfulness Festival Product

Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw | Natural Indigo Ferrous Vat Kit | Craftfulness Festival Product

Regular price £25.00

 

This kit will allow you to set up a 10-litre vat (dye pot) to dye cellulose fabric and silk but not wool.

 

This kit is for any dyers who wants to experiment with a natural process to dye cellulose fibres without using a chemical reducing agent. It is suitable for Cotton, Linen, Hemp, Jute and some Silk. It is not suitable for Wool.

 

 Organic Tamil Indigo will be supplied, together with reducing and alkaline agent and full instruction but no tutor live support.

 

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 and instructions will explain a method to do so.

 

This is a Ferrous vat using the reduction method and completely natural.