Found a 5-gallon stainless steel pot on Amazon for $21.20 that I’ll use as a new indigo dye vat. Web Link to Amazon
Checklist for Indigo Dyeing for Indigenous Fashion & Quilting
- Must Have Supplies: 2 stainless steel pots, 2 single burner hot plates, measuring cups, outdoor clothesline and/or folding clothes drying rack, long handle stainless spoon & large wooden stirring stick.
- Must Have Materials: Natural plant based indigo powder (Maiwa), an indigo recipe, dye auxiliaries described in your recipe and either collected rainwater or purchased distilled water. *See links in previous blog post.
- Fabric for Dyeing: NOTE: My process is for dyeing cotton, linen, hemp and rayon cloth for quilting and making ribbon skirts. Wool for Eastern Woodland Blanket Dance and crochet/weaving is a separate tutorial. *See information in previous blog post.
- Materials to Scour Fabric: Either washing soda or soda ash and blue Dawn detergent. *See instructions in previous blog post.
- Materials to Make Resist Patterns: Twine, clothespins, scissors, C-clamp, embedded objects (sea shells, canning lids, small river rocks), PVC pipe, matching wooden blocks, embroidery needle & upholstery thread, plastic clamps.
- Must Have Supplies for Opening Bundles: Heavy mil plastic to cover work space and plenty of P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E.