indigo tie dye tutorial for beginners

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This is a great EASY pattern that looks great on everything.  You will need tongue depressors, rubber bands and some cellulose fabric.  Cotton, Linen, Rayon work best.  

In this video I mix up a thiox vat.  The vat has been going for a few days so I add some of the ingredients to "punch it up"  This is a good way to reuse your thiox vat.  You can get away with adding a smaller amount of ingredient then you would if you were to start from scratch.  And you don't have to throw out a vat that might have a little more life.  So it's a win win.  I just add 2parts, indigo, 2 parts soda ash, and 1 part thiox.  I also washed with a few tablespoons of synthrapol.  Synthrapol helps to keep the blues blue and the whites white. 

Supplies: Cellulose Fiber to dye (such as 100% cotton)- Pre washed

If you prefer to use an indigo kit this is a good one- 

-Jacquard Indigo Kit:

Indigo ingredients for a 2x2x1 vat

- Pre-reduced indigo-

-Soda Ash- Sodium Carbonate-


-Bucket 3-5 Gallons-

-Synthrapol- dyers' detergent-


-Ironing Mat-

-Ironing Board-

-Tongue Depressors-

-Rubber Bands-


-Drying Rack-

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