Indigo Dying Kit

Hand dyed indigo pillow 2

I was inspired by Melony Bradley’s Indigo project above – so much so that I ordered a kit. It arrived yesterday and I cannot wait to play with it.

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Indigo Dying KitEverything you need to get started is in the kit.  I am going to the thrift store today to find somethings to dye.  I can’t wait to get started – so excited about its arriveal I had to blog about it before I even begin.  So, stay tuned for next weeks post.  Indigo dying dates back to the ancient societies of Greece and Rome when India supplied this form of hand dying to the early Europeans. It is believed to be the oldest form of hand dying and arguably the most beautiful. Jacquard’s Indigo Tie Dye kit comes with everything you will need to produce beautiful results. The one pound package is enough to dye 15 t-shirts and can be reserved by storing in a 5 gallon bucket with a tight fitting lid, easily found at many home improvement centers.

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About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website http://365daysofcrafts.com Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at gmail.com
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4 Responses to Indigo Dying Kit

  1. kerileesereika says:

    oh yes this looks like FUN!!!

  2. You will love working with it Niki. It can make a mess so try to play outdoors. Also, plan on dying lots of things at once, it makes a ton. I love indigo dying and the kit is super easy to use. Its amazing to see the green-yellow items turn indigo once they become exposed to air!

  3. okay, now I have to add this to my ever growing list of “must haves”!! I used to die a lot of wool and silk years ago and I think that’s when I realized just how much I truly love color, indigo being among my absolute favorites! Looking forward to seeing more, Niki!

  4. Tanya says:

    I know this may be a little off topic here but I am putting together the BSP web page and I cant find a way that people will be able to comment on your piece you finish.As reveal date is 28th July I am hoping you can let me know
    Thanks heaps Tanya fusionmuseoffice@gmail.com

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