*Instant* Natural Indigo + Shibori Kit by Kristin Arzt
This kit includes all of the ingredients you need for an at-home natural indigo vat. For instance, it contains shibori accessories to create beautiful resist patterns on natural fibers. So just add hot water to the dry ingredients. Then you will have your own natural fructose indigo vat in one hour! This kit makes for the perfect gift or fun activity to share with friends.
This kit contains:
– All-natural indigo vat ingredients in a glass jar
– A step-by-step guide outlining mixing your vat, best dyeing practices, and how to wash your dyed fabric
– Various wooden shapes, rubber bands, and string to create shibori patterns
– Two 22×22 inch cotton bandanas
What is NOT included in the *Instant* Natural Indigo + Shibori Kit by Kristin Arzt:
– A 5-gallon bucket and lid
– Rubber gloves
– Stirring spoon
This recipe follows Michel Garcia’s 123 natural indigo vat, and the instant indigo method was shared with Kristin by Catharine Ellis.
Kristin Arzt is a natural dyer, educator, gardener and designer based in Oakland, California. Kristin believes that by exploring the collision of textiles, plants and sustainability, she can help make the study of natural dyes accessible to everyone through education and enthusiasm.
When not teaching in-person and online courses, Kristin grows her own seasonal dye plants in her home garden for closer experimentation. In addition, she often shares seeds and sprouts with students. After becoming enamored with the world of natural color, Kristin has taken years to expand her toolkit. Therefore, she has traveled far and wide to learn directly with specialized teachers in the dye community. For instance, she has studied with Kathy Hattori, Catharine Ellis, Joy Boutrup, and many more amazing instructors.
Kristin is the Textiles Department Head at The Crucible. A non-profit organization dedicated to making arts education accessible to local youth and the surrounding community.