This specially formulated indigo is already 60% reduced; therefore it allows you to use Thiourea Dioxide (spectralite) and soda ash instead of lye in the vat. There is no need to paste up the indigo granules because they dissolve easily in water.
If you are new to natural dyes you will discover that the process of preparing your natural dyes is as much an art as the finished results. As with anything of this nature it is best to make samples and experiment first.
Setting up a Pre Reduced Indigo Vat.
Current prices are on our website:
www.handscraftstore.comYou will need:
- 20gms pre-reduced indigo dye
- 150gms reduction agent
- (Thiourea Dioxide) ( Spectralite )
- 100gms Soda Ash (200gms )
- 18 litres warm water.
with tight fitting lid. Bucket.
Poor results with wool fibre.
Disclaimer: Hands takes no responsibility
for untoward results with your dye vat.
CAUTION. Do not ingest. Wear rubber gloves.
Keep out of reach of children.