Print on fabric with natural indigo powder, using this all in one DIY kit by Julie Sinden from The Love of Colour.
Indigo (indigofera tinctoria) is the natural world's only source of colour fast blue. However, it is not soluble in water, and so needs to be applied in a very unique way in order to use it as a paste for block printing or silk screening.
This kit includes the ingredients to create a thickened paste for applying the indigo, as well as the additives for the bath to fix the paste to the fabric, and the ingredients to put the indigo through the classic "reduction" process, so that it is permanent and colourfast.
It also includes comprehensive instructions for creating, applying, fixing and reducing the paste.
The kit can be used with lino cuts, wood blocks, silk screening or brushed, painted, or stencilled on. (These materials are not included.)
Contents: Indigo Extract Powder, Sodium Alginate, Fructose Powder, Pickling Lime (calcium hydroxide), Soda Ash (sodium carbonate), Salt (sodium chloride)