Our newest beginner kit - to be used with our very popular indigo kit.
Contains the pre-measured ingredients to create a thickened clay paste, which you can print onto fabric using the method of your choice - paint, stencil, silk screen, wood block, lino cut print, etc.
Once printed and dried, you dye your fabric in indigo and the dye will resist where you have printed the clay, leaving these areas undyed while the rest of your fabric becomes blue. This technique only works with indigo, since clay paste is soluble in water and would wash off in other dye baths, but the unique qualities of the indigo vat mean that the clay holds up in the vat. When you are finished dyeing, you simply wash off the paste and reveal your design.
15g magnesium sulphate (epsom salts)
30g gum arabic
50g calcium bentonite clay
This kit only includes the ingredients for the clay paste. You will need an indigo vat for the actual dyeing. You can use any type of indigo vat. See below for Pre-Reduced Indigo or Natural Indigo