Indigo Block Printing Kit
So much fun! Learn to print your own fabrics with natural indigo.
Indigo (indigofera tinctoria) is such a unique natural dye, and the world's only source of colourfast blue. This kit gives a great intro to properly using indigo as a paste for block printing or silk screening.
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.
The kit can be used with lino cuts, wood blocks, silk screening or brushed/painted/stencilled on.
Comprehensive instructions in the kit will take you through the step by step process of creating, applying, fixing and reducing the dye paste.
Contents: Indigo Extract Powder, Sodium Alginate, Fructose Powder, Pickling Lime (calcium hydroxide), Soda Ash (sodium carbonate), Salt (sodium chloride)
Handmade by Julie in Toronto.