Pre reduced indigo dye kits are the way to go when desiring dying in a snap! It use to take me days to prepare and make indigo dye. The indigo dye kit ( buy on amazon or thru earth guild) has everything included in it. It takes about an hour to prepare and dyes about 10 pounds of fabric. The first dip is the darkest. I have dyed all my linens in this inky dark color for a dramatic look in my bedrooms. I sleep in an ocean of blue.