We have assembled and tested this no-frills Iron Vat Natural Indigo Dye Kit for beginner dyers who are interested in dyeing but unsure where to start. This kit has an accompanying recipe, vetted by our chemists and tested by other first-time dyers and experienced artisans.
The iron vat is the ideal recipe to get beautiful saturated blues on cotton, linen, and other plant-based fibers. It is not recommended for protein-based fibers, as the iron may cause discoloration or brittleness on these materials. Once set up, the vat does not require heating and may last for weeks or months when stirred regularly, covered, and occasionally replenished.
Iron vat dye kit includes:
- 100g Powdered Stony Creek Colors 25% natural indigo
- 200g Ferrous (II) Sulfate Heptahydrate (Iron powder)
Your purchase contributes to the revitalization of traceable plant-based dyes and helps to fight climate change. Our plants are grown by US farmers as a clean crop alternative and responsibly harvested by Stony Creek Colors. Our natural dyes are extracted at our owned facility in Springfield, Tennessee.