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More Fun with Indigo

December 7th, 2017

When I was back in Ohio for Thanksgiving, I taught my nieces & nephew (my sister was there too) how to make shibori. They had a blast, made some lovely things, and we only ended up with one accidental blue hand (two were dyed on purpose).

We used this this indigo dying kit, that a friend gave me for my birthday. If you’re looking to give this a go, I highly recommend this kit. We dyed so many items and the vat was still doing well. In fact, it’s still in my dad’s basement because they wanted to take more stuff to dye. Since the kit is less than $10, it’s a very inexpensive day of fun.


I took the opportunity to dye a few flour sack towels to sell in my little web store I’m opening later this week.





It was such a fun project, doing creative things is one of my favorite hobbies. It’s also so much fun to share that love with my nieces. Hopefully, they’ll keep wearing the shirts they made and perhaps even dye a few more things in the future.

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