Mens and womens fair trade clothing and home goods responsibly handmade by artisans in Bangladesh. Handwoven cloth can always be color successful with overdyeing. The amounts of Yamato Indigo and water that you need are approx. If you have earlier post about Natural Dye I would love to get them! There seems to be no mention of how warm or how the vat is kept at one temperature (what temperature) over a 20hr dip. ( Log Out /  Otherwise the dye simply sits on the surface of the textile, making it susceptible to fading and rubbing off. You talk about immersion time and the number of immersions. I guess the areas that are done are just done and the longer soak allows the indigo to reach those other areas. and mix well: The liquid returns to its original state. It makes sense when I think about it. Can we use this on our website as a news? If you ever give it a try, you will recognize the "new clothes smell" . Dunno about the color, but the fit is perfect! That should help immensely! And could you explain “boiling” particularly for wool. After dyeing a few times, the liquid in the vat starts to look less purplish and more matt bluish. follow me on instagram @jessyratfink to see what i'm working on! Thank you. Once you're done soaking, rinse out the jeans with cold water. gah! Or, send your pants to us, we will dye them for you at $80 per pair. (I used 1/4 scoop of powdered laundry detergent). Put on rubber gloves. After 2 hours, both fibers are close to the same color. My hands, my wallet, even a couple of my shirts! I am thinking 1200 years ago, Tang Dynasty, and how production of indigo dyed wool was most prevalent in felt carpets. Follow along to learn how! Barbara. This is great news. You can also overdye Indigo dyed fabrics with other natural dyes to get other colors. Four different blue varieties have been noted, so it must have been like pickling, or keeping an eye on a pet, with no need of costly heat source. Just a heads up the jeans will no longer have the "wear" marks. love Allison. And you can do it without a washing machine or having to buy additional products, which is a huge bonus for me - I never want to have to go back to the laundromat before I have to. I’m curious what your method for boiling to finish the cloth after dyeing is these days. As will everything, experimentation with your own materials will tell you what is best. Apr 13, 2019 - Explore Leslie Carey's board "Indigo overdye", followed by 132 people on Pinterest. If the fabric is a natural fabric (such as cotton, linen silk, ramie or wool), use Rit All-Purpose Dye. Many thanks for your detailed investigative work! Susan Fell McLean collects and sells some but I don’t know if she ships abroad . Do you have a source for eucalyptus to dye with? Indigo on cotton, silk, and wool with multiple (1-6) 15 minute dips Fabric woven of wool and cotton yarns. So glad to hear you and Joy will be teaching at Maiwa. ?thanks!Leigh, Once again, Catharine such great information. Skim off any bubbles from the surface of the vat using a wood stick or a piece of paper. Click here to add this workshop to your library for £1.50, You can email us anytime:, DesignMatters TV 135 Post Office Road Seisdon South Staffordshire WV5 7HA UK, To access this content, you must purchase. Multiple dippings (oxidizing in between) also has the effect of evening out the dye. Rinse that dye out and throw it in the wash. Watch our step-by-step guide on how to overdye your jeans! Each “. Lightfast tests were performed on all samples dyed with extended times in the vat by exposing 1/2 of the samples to four weeks in a window with direct sunlight. Their heater is non-reactive poly and is suction-cupped to the side of the vat, if placed vertically. I will definitely try soaking my next batch of silk scarves in the vat for 24 hrs. Here is how. I've been obsessing over the idea of dyeing old linens. Indigo on cotton, silk, and wool, each with a single dip in the vat. Thanks, I kind of thought you might mean that. Best regards . I don’t have enough recent experience with the hydrosulfite/thiox vat to comment knowledgeably, but I would guess that long exposures in the chemical vat might be damaging to the fibers. I've used it for rinsing tye-dye, and it works quite well. Hi, I’d just like to clear one thing up. I've noticed this with quite a few of the pairs of jeans I've bought over the last few years - sometimes they'll still bleed dye even after they've been washed a couple times. Once the pants are dyed in rich, purplish blue, rinse them in water well. (This is the reason why larger vats are better suited when dyeing large textiles; allowing the dye to reach more of the textile surface)  If the vat is large enough that the textile can be immersed and exposed evenly to the dye, longer immersion times may be a practical approach. the dyes reaches all layers of the fabric. i'm a bit different from normal folks, though. When finishing cotton, I boil the textile vigorously for a few minutes. *This is the amount for the sample pants (approx. I first began thinking this way after I visited the studio of a Japanese trained indigo dyer. The long dip with the itajime is stunning! I find that they usually last through a winter season (or two). Would this be applicable for a hydrosulfite/thiox vat as well? I learned a lot! The mysteries of indigo.. Aqueon has a submersible water heater that is good for maintaining the vat at a desired temperature. For dyeing a brand-new denim, boil it for 15 to 30 min to rinse off the coating before dyeing. This has been bugging me forever. However, it's much harder to tell how effective it is because you can't see the color of the water after rinsing. He lowers the the fabric to be dyed into the vat and simply leaves it there for several hours. I don’t think there is enough active fermentation to break the glass but you really don’t need a tight lid. Try out our Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative. Japanese sneaker maker Shoes Like Pottery goes for a dip with Seattle retailer Blue Owl Workshop, overdying their High Top Sneakers in natural indigo.