Clay Resist Kit
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NOTE: This kit does not include fabric for dying, and can only be used with an Indigo vat, no other natural dye baths.
Kei is always looking for ways to add patterns when dying - shibori, batik, etc. - so was intrigued by this clay resist kit. She was not disappointed. This resist can be beautifully block printed or brushed on and dyed with indigo.
Contains the pre-measured ingredients to create a thickened clay paste, which you can print onto fabric using the method of your choice - paint, stencil, silk screen, wood block, lino cut print, etc. Once printed and dried, you dye your fabric in indigo and the dye will resist where you have printed the clay, leaving these areas undyed while the rest of your fabric becomes blue.
This technique only works with indigo, since clay paste is soluble in water and would wash off in other dye baths, but the unique qualities of the indigo vat mean that the clay holds up in the vat. When you are finished dyeing, you simply wash off the paste and reveal your design.
Box size: 6 1/2"L x 3 1/4"W x 2 1/4H
Made in Canada