I cycle through working with fabric at different times. Recently I was admiring indigo fabrics and thought I would give it a try.
I am super sensitive to fumes and chemicals, so I used the liquid Rit Dye. That way I did not have to deal with mixing powders. I was going to follow some of the indigo recipes and mix black and blue, but I found that I really liked the Denim Blue alone.
I am not sure how long the open bottle will last but I have had it for a couple of weeks and I am still able to get a nice blue. I am not aiming for perfect even coverage though.
Today I dyed a sack cloth that I had screen printed. I dyed the whole piece in a mason jar.
- Hot water,
- a bit of salt,
- 2 teaspoons of liquid Rit dyed
- and the white cloth was transformed.
I really like how the blue square image pops with the blue dye. The ochre gecko image is a bit dull or mottled but I am ok with it.
This is the sack cloth with just the screen printed square.