An ancient art filled with myth and lore. Dyers use either natural dyes from plant, animal or mineral sources, or synthetic dyes designed for specific fiber types. Many effects can be achieved by various techniques including vat dyeing, dip dyeing, masking with resist on fabric (batik), masking by tying fabric (tie-die or shibori), masking by tying warp or weft (ikat), warp or yarn painting, and variations of these. Dyeing Textiles Crafts Arts.
Dyeing is the process of adding color to textile products like fibers, yarns, and fabrics. Dyeing is normally done in a special solution containing dyes and particular chemical material. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Dyeing is the process of adding color to textile products like fibers, yarns, and fabrics. Dyeing is normally done in a special solution containing dyes and particular chemical material. After dyeing, dye molecules have uncut chemical bond with fiber molecules. The temperature and time controlling are two key factors in dyeing. There are mainly two classes of dye, natural and man-made.
- Glossary of dyeing terms - Dyeing is the craft of imparting colors to textiles in loose fiber, yarn, cloth or garment form by treatment with a dye. Archaeologists have found evidence of textile dyeing with natural dyes dating back to the Neolithic period.
- Natural dye - Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources?roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood?and other biological sources such as fungi and lichens.
- Tie-dye - Tie-dye is a modern term invented in the mid-1960s in the United States for a set of ancient resist-dyeing techniques, and for the products of these processes.
- Vat dye - Vat dyes are a class of dyes that are classified as such because of the method by which they are applied. Vat dyeing is a process that refers to dyeing that takes place in a bucket or vat. Almost any dye, including fiber-reactive dyes, direct dyes, and acid dyes, can be used in a vat dye.
- Resist dyeing - Resist dyeing is a traditional method of dyeing textiles with patterns. Methods are used to "resist" or prevent the dye from reaching all the cloth, thereby creating a pattern and ground.
- Wet processing engineering - Wet Processing Engineering is one of the major streams in textile engineering refers to textile chemicals process engineering and applied science. The other three streams in textile engineering are yarn engineering, fabric engineering and apparel engineering.
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- History of chemistry
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- Information Discharge Dyeing www
Information on dye effects achieved by the removal of color already in the fabric, Dyeing, rather than by adding it. Discharge Dyeing.
- Covers Fiber Antics www
Covers basics of color theory, Antics, vat immersion, direct application and fabric embellishments. Fiber Antics.
- Dyeing Dharma Trading: Craft Techniques www
Dyeing techniques and projects, Trading: Craft Techniques, mostly on black and white blanks. Dharma Trading: Craft Techniques.
- Image Bello Marini www
Image gallery of hand-dyed scarves and T-shirts, Marini, with instructions for dying with indigo and the best plant sources for indigotin. Bello Marini.
- Recipes Diary of a West Cork Dyer www
Recipes on wool, a West Cork Dyer, and commentary, excerpts from Kate Jepson's writings. Diary of a West Cork Dyer.
- Russian Olga Zenina www
Russian batik artist exploring clothes and interior decor. Zenina. History and overview of tools, gallery and artist background. (See link in English.) Olga Zenina.
- Carol Todd Designs www
Carol Todd, Designs, natural dye specialist. Contains recipes for the Dye Plant of the Month, handwoven rugs, and a gallery of hand-painted silk items. Todd Designs.
- Articles Ancient Dyes, Natural and Synthetic www
Articles on the history and chemistry of indigo and several purples. Ancient Dyes, Natural and Synthetic.
- Photos Clarissa Cochran - Shibori www
Photos and description of basic shibori techniques, Cochran - Shibori, biography and workshop information. Clarissa Cochran - Shibori.
- The Orchil Dye www
The poor person's purple. Dye. An article speculating on the history of this coloring, including bibliography and experimentation. Orchil Dye.
- Gallery Paula Burch's All About Hand Dyeing www
Gallery and how to tie-dye, Burch's All About Hand Dyeing, batik, and dye by many other techniques including low water immersion, dip dyeing, and sprinkle dyeing. Paula Burch's All About Hand Dyeing.
- Specializes Res NaturaeYarns www
Specializes in hand dyed merino wool embroidery and knitting yarns. Res NaturaeYarns.
- Macrame Knot Now www
Macrame supplies including beads, Now, books, cord, rings, and finished products. Knot Now.
- Promoting Maine Fiberarts www
Promoting the enjoyment and quality of Maine fiber work. Fiberarts. Includes background, membership and contact information. Maine Fiberarts.
- By Descendants of the Incas www
By the Center For Traditional Textiles of Cusco, the Incas, Peru, promoting Inca weaving traditions. Contains images and stories, and descriptions of spinning, dyeing and weaving processes used. Descendants of the Incas.
- Alexa: Dyeing Textiles
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Dyeing Textiles
- DMOZ: Dyeing Textiles
dmoz.org Directory: Dyeing Textiles