AVFKW X Making Magazine - The Daydream Beach Blanket Bundle
6328 San Pablo Ave
6328 San Pablo Ave
Oakland CA 94608
The Daydream Beach Blanket Kit by Kristine Vejar, co-owner of AVFKW
Imagine yourself sitting on this blanket on the beach, with your favorite friend, pet or book - every so often staring off into the distance - or up at the sky, daydreaming. When the day is over, fold and roll the blanket into a tidy bundle and secure with the attached strap.
With the Daydream Beach Blanket Kit, you can learn the indigo vat process and create your own indigo dyed blanket with the blue, rectangular shaped designs. We have created kits using the same materials Kristine used in her project! What's more, the indigo vat that you will make with these supplies has enough indigo in it to dye many more textiles from around your house in addition to your beach blanket: clothing, fabric, towels, bags, etc.
Please note, this bundle does not include instructions. If you need a copy of the instructions, please make sure to add the PDF to your cart.
Approximately 76" long x 53" wide [193 cm x 134.6 cm]
- 2 ¼ yd [2.06 m] of heavy, unbleached 100% linen fabric
- 1 yd twill tape
- 2 yd sashiko thread
- All the supplies needed to create an indigo, ferrous sulfate, and limestone indigo vat
- (2) 5 ½” [13.97 cm] x 7” [17.78 cm] acrylic rectangles
- Sashiko needle
Supplies you will need (not included in kit):
- Making 11 - Dawn - OR - Daydream Beach Blanket PDF Instructions
- (1) 4” [10.16 cm] C-clamp
- 10-12 clothespins (recommended)
- 2 tablespoons [15 g] of vinegar or ¼ teaspoon [1.6 g] citric acid
- 1 ½-gallon (500-ml) mason jar
- Liquid measuring cup
- Small whisk (recommended to dissolve indigo)
- Spoon (white color is recommended)
- Thermometer (recommended)
- (2) 5-gallon bucket (one bucket for pre-wetting and neutralizing and one bucket for indigo-dyeing)
- Sewing machine
- Sewing thread - red and grey
- Iron + ironing board (recommended)
- Seam gauge
Photos courtesy of Carrie Bostick Hoge.
When working with fabric, thread, and fiber dyed with indigo, it is common and natural for the blue dye to rub off on one’s hands while sewing. This is called crocking. Although the goods have been washed, it takes pressured contact to release the extra indigo dye. Your handwork is part of the indigo dyeing process. The blue dye can be removed with hot water and soap. From working closely with indigo dyed materials through the making process, typically, the excess dye has been removed, and the crocking will cease.
Please note the fiber content of the material you are working with, and follow the applicable instructions:
Cotton or linen - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
Superwash Wool - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH neutral soap, though hand wash recommended. Lay flat to dry.
Wool and Wool blends - Handwash only in lukewarm water with pH neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
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