Shibori Kit
Shibori Kit
Shibori Kit
Shibori Kit
Shibori Kit

Yamato Indigo

Shibori Kit

Regular price $55 Unit price  per 

This kit includes all you need to enjoy and try shibori (tie-dye) and indigo dye at home. 10g of Yamato Indigo Dye makes a small vat of 2 to 3 liters, easy to handle at home. Get creative using wood sticks and rubber bands to apply shibori patterns on whites, and dip them into the indigo! Great for beginners and a perfect gift for craft lovers.

-Included in the package: 10g of Yamato Indigo Dye 2 x white bandana (19.7 x 19.7 / 50 x 50cm, 100% cotton) 2 x white tenugui, Japanese tea towel or multi-purpose cloth (13.8 x 35 inches / 35 x 90cm, 100% cotton) Wood sticks Rubber bands Pair of rubber gloves 60ml of 30% pure vinegar Instruction sheet

-Made in Japan

About Yamato Indigo: Sayaka Toyama was born in Japan and moved to the US when she was eighteen. She founded Curious Corners in 2016 as a platform to promote Japanese textiles and craft to the US audience and beyond. In 2019, Sayaka partnered with Aikuma Senryo, a company founded in 1818 in Tokyo who developed Yamato Indigo Dye. In the 1870’s, when indigo was exceptionally valuable, Aikuma Senryo developed a method for extracting the indigo pigments from old indigo-dyed fabric. By boiling the fabric in water, a clay-like dye called airou(indigo wax) was created. Airou became a popular option for dyers until synthetic indigo eventually became available in Japan. Based on this method of making airou, Aikuma Senoryo created Yamato Indigo, a powder dye consisting of extracts from indigo plants, chemical indigo, alkaline agent, and reducing agent. Sayaka Toyama and Curious Corner is the sole distributor of Yamato Indigo.

Shibori Kit
Shibori Kit
Shibori Kit