), ( ), ( So here’s that important bit of information. 43 It has convenient handles on the sides. Step 1: Rinse hand-dyed indigo fabric under running water for 20 minutes. ). Aizome refers to the practice of traditional indigo dyeing. I love every piece and all the textures are so exiting and beautiful! When you take your fabric out of the indigo dye bath, it starts turning blue when it’s exposed to oxygen. If you dye a completed garment, you have much less control – unless you have a lot of experience. Thanks for taking the time to share your methods. I will answer any questions here in the comments section.All comments are moderated to filter out spam. 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Well, it turns out Retayne is for commercially dyed fabrics and when I called my local fabric store Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics, to see if they carried Retayne, I discovered that it not only carries Retayne but Synthrapol, which removes excess dye from hand dyed fabrics,” according to the label. Help! Will washing it now make the color bleed into the white areas and ruin it? 54 If it was a high-quality dye, then it treating it with these two products should work. Good luck and have fun with it! Happy dyeing! (Amazon affiliate link here.). ), ( However, that post just focused on the dyeing part. My daughter is going to teach me the art of hand dying in a week or two...I am so excited to learn her surface design techniques! 9 125 To squeeze out the extra liquid without getting it too messy. Understanding the Indigo Dyeing Process: www.dyeworks.co.ukThe king of blues and until the early 20 century the only blue, but still the only natural blue that will withstand any considerable amount of time. Yours and clear and to the point and I am going to give it a go. thank you for sharing your adventure with Shabori! ), ( ), ( It should be fine. The indigo dyeing and processing methods -currently used – for dyeing indigo warps were introduced from 1978- 1987 to obtain a higher productivity and savings in dyeing or to achieve the required darker shades (hard rock washing, super blue, soft … When I took the Craftcation indigo dyeing workshop, we were told to rinse the fabric and then launder it. I also tend to ‘age’ my mordanted and dyed fabric (both steps) for about a month before rinsing. ), ( So amazing! Thanks for keeping this blog a positive place, I appreciate the time you are taking to leave a comment! Oh my, I just found your wonderful blog. But I would recommend washing it with a color catcher, such as the one I mentioned in my blog post. 25 Also, I don’t really wash-wash my pieces; more like use a Tblsp. ), ( Thank you so much for taking the time to take before and after pictures and posting them! I think I’ll wash in cold water and line dry. ), ( Please do not use my photos, graphics or blog content without my permission. When I took the Craftcation indigo dyeing workshop, we were told to rinse the fabric and then launder it. ), ( That would be quite a task! Aizome, indigo dyed clothing, is made with natural dye. ), ( Wow! So I called Dharma Trading, which sells a wide range of their own fabric dyes, including indigo and the Jacquard indigo dye kits. Amazing - thank you! To recap, here’s the process for washing your hand dyed fabric for the first time. This dye has been being used dating as far back as 2000 BC, found in mummies tombs… I’m going to make a skirt with some of my indigo-dyed fabric and I don’t want to worry about ruining someone’s furniture when I sit down. Your comment will appear after it has been approved. Occasionally, I receive fabric/notions/books in exchange for posting about them. See ya!My Website: PhD by Publication. Sewing blog, tips, patterns, tutorials, fabric, fashion, and hats.  You may need to wash your indigo dyed fabric more than once to prevent crocking. ), ( Help! 425 After you’ve soaked and washed your garment, let it dry. Best to do it in the warm weather, so it can be outside. I rinsed for about 5 minutes. Chuleenan sews, collects hats and shoes, and is a fabric addict. 149 That post got really long and then I realized that I didn’t discuss washing indigo fabric after it has finished oxidizing. Aizome, indigo … I would recommend a large container with lots of extra room for the dye bath, and a second set of hands for sure. 60 Love your blog! If the dye is unstable, then it may just continue to transfer. I’m a huge fan of India Flint-an encyclopedic Dyer-and have been natural dyeing for almost a decade now. BUT if you use hot water and garment says to wash it in cool, then your fabric could shink and then your dress won’t fit. After that initial laundering, wash with warm water, not hot. Have you dyed a quilt before??? ), ( ), ( https://www.closetcorepatterns.com/indigo-shibori-dyeing-techniques-tutorial Fantastic Jeni! I think your popsicle stick piece is one of my favorites from the day! Hope to see more cool and vibrant colors to dye! I don’t know how effective Retayne and Synthrapol will be if you don’t use hot water but it’s worth a shot. i've been wanting to try indigo but haven't gotten to it yet. I have a dye kit with green dye. Hope this is helpful. wish I would have given it a try! 55 The Higeta house is one of the few remaining Edo-era dye houses to engage in indigo dye production, cotton cultivation, yarn making, yarn dyeing, and hand-weaving. However, there are many different kinds of Shibori dyeing meaning translating it into our late 20th century sense of tie-dyeing is possibly a bit reductive and diminishing to the history of the tradition. I will clearly state this in the post if this is the case. bottle available as well. I want to dye more! I really adore the teamwork you guys have. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. You got some very cool pieces! When you take your fabric out of the indigo dye bath, it starts turning blue when it’s exposed to oxygen. Then gently rub the fabric on something white and see if the color transfers. The directions on the label says that when you wash your hand dyed fabric for the first time, wear gloves, add 1 teaspoon of Synthrapol per gallon of very hot water, wash for 5 minutes, rinse well and dry. 120 Indigo is a dye that doesn't need a mordant to adhere to cloth, and it works best on natural fibres like cotton, silk and wool. Although time-consuming, it is relatively straightforward and easy.The materials you need for indigo dyeing are indigo powder, water, a big stainless steel pot, soda ash to create the desired pH and wooden and plastic tools. Squeezed out the excess water and then rinsed for another 5 minutes. I use a Rubbermaid dish tub I got at a hardware store (15.25 quarts, 14.43 liters). Shibori – meaning to wring or squeeze – is an old Japanese tradition of tie-dyeing fabric, most commonly using indigo dye. very cool! We rarely get our clothes actually dirty anymore; it’s more like they just need freshened up. ), ( Will try this treatment if you’ve found that it works. Love the indigo too :). I don't do anything extra to keep it from running! 156 I just bought my first hand-dyed indigo dress and I’m afraid of it transferring everywhere! 21 Atom So I needed Synthrapol. These are beautiful. It’s up to you. Keep in mind that the indigo color will fade as you wash it so wash with care. Good luck with your project! See what they say here https://www.dharmatrading.com/chemicals/retayne.html. Bookmarking this for a late summer day ;), oh I love all of these!!!