Making a Vat
This natural indigo dye kit is packed with everything you need to create a bundle of permanent, dyed patterns on any plant-based fabric. We’ve gathered the finest quality ingredients and supplies for you: the beginner to intermediate dyer. May this kit inspire and challenge you to create new, beautiful work. Share your results with us online at www.naturaldyekits.com and enjoy!
THIS KIT INCLUDES:
Naturally derived indigo pigment
All necessary activation and setting agents
A blank cotton gauze bandana
Wood clamps and cotton cord
YOU WILL NEED:
Two five gallon buckets: one for dyeing, one for rinsing
A long mixing stick
TIPS & INFO:
For best results use plant-based fabrics.
Dyes up to 5 lbs of fabric or a dozen garments depending on coverage and shade.
Prep your vat then wait 24 hours for it to mature before dyeing.
Vat stays viable for weeks, just stir and revisit.
WARNING: This kit contains Indigotin, Calcium Hydroxide, Iron Sulfate and Citric Acid which can be harmful if used improperly! Follow all instructions carefully.
Adult supervision required.
Conforms to ASTM D-4236
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Access FAQs, browse tutorials on dyeing patterns and share your work at www.naturaldyekits.com.