I finally started my indigo vat. With the Jacquard kit it was very simple and painless. Mix the jar of synthetic, pre-reduced indigo with 5 gallons of water. Mix the chem pouch with warm water, dissolve and add the the vat. Stir, cover and wait. So easy...sometimes a no-brainer is just what I need. Last winter, when I wasn't knitting or snow-dyeing, I spent many pleasurable hours hand stitching, tying and clamping patterns into cloth that would enter this vat.