This is a kit for easy learning about "Aizome", Japan traditional technique for dyeing fabric to make a beautiful "Aizome" or "Japan blue" color.
This kit include a fully detailed, easy to follow instruction manual complete with special dyeing techniques in English.
Very easy to follow:
- mix the Konya-I Indigo Crystals into 5 litres of hot water. Stir until the crystals have completely dissolved and add the reduction agent. Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes.
- From there put the cloth you wish to dye in a second bucket of water. Remove the cloth and lightly squeeze to get rid of excess moisture. Gently place the cloth into the first bucket with indigo dye and leave it for 3 minutes. Take it out of the indigo bath, squeeze the excess dye out, and rinse the cloth lightly in the second bucket of water. Place the cloth on a sheet of newspaper and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
- Please note that the dye will appear green at first, but as it air dries the color will change to lovely indigo.