Japanese Shibori Kit
- $49.50 for Members
This kit includes all you need to enjoy shibori (tie-dye) and indigo dye at home. 10 g of Yamato Indigo dye will make a small vat (2–3 liters). Use the wood sticks and rubber bands to apply shibori patterns on white fabrics before dipping them into the dye! Great for beginners and a perfect gift for craft lovers.
10 g of Yamato Indigo Dye
Two white bandanas (19.7 x 19.7 / 50 x 50 cm, 100% cotton)
Two white tenugui (Japanese tea towel or multi-purpose cloth) (13.8 x 35 in. / 35 x 90 cm, 100% cotton)
Pair of rubber gloves
60 ml of 30% pure vinegar
Meet the brand
Founded in Tokyo in 1818, Aikuma Senryo began as a Chinese herbal apothecary and later started selling dye supplies. In the 1870s, when indigo was exceptionally valuable, Aikuma Senryo developed a method of extracting indigo pigments by boiling old indigo-dyed fabric in water and forming a clay-like dye called airou (indigo wax). Based on the airou method, Aikuma Senryo created Yamato Indigo, a powder dye made of extracts from indigo plants, chemical indigo, an alkaline agent, and a reducing agent.