Sometimes ordering craft supplies blindly offline can turn out poorly but I really love this shibori indigo dye kit from Jacquard! I’ve used it several times over the past few years and had consistent results so I feel good about recommending it, after doing two separate projects this summer I decided to invite a few blogging friends for a whole week of shibori dye projects. I’m going to start off with a review of the kit since I love it so much, if you order one today you’ll be ready to experiment with indigo by the weekend!
This kit by Jacquard is the best! Under $10* on Amazon and sold in stores at Jo-Ann Fabrics, it is simple to use on top of being cheap. The description says it is a “mini” kit but it dyes a ton of fabric – over 15 t-shirts or 15 yards of fabric.
This is everything you get in the box; to actually dye you’ll need a bucket/container with a lid and something to stir it with. I’d recommend reading through all the instructions before you get started! In addition to the actual directions, there is a bit about indigo dye itself and about shibori dye techniques. If you want to read ahead, you can get some background on indigo dye here and on the Japanese art of shibori here. If you have read this far and decided wearing gloves means too much mess, check out the shibori print fabric lines from Moda*!
Several years ago, I dyed (and sewed two of the shirts) matching family shirts for a friend! Seems so long ago.
I have all my other indigo shibori projects in one post here, get excited and try it!
Order your own kit* and get creative!