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Shibori-Japanese Tie Dyeing

Shibori is a method of shaping and binding fabric in such a way that when the piece has been dyed and the bindings removed, certain areas of the fabric have more dye than others....

Indulge Your Inner Hippie and Learn to Tie Dye

Even if you're not a child of the 60s, you've probably had the pleasure of owning and wearing tie dye clothing. If you've ever been to an event with a craft fair, chances are...

Tie Dying with The Masses

How To Group Tie Dye In The Classroom-Summer Camp-Or For Parties! I've loved tie dying ever since I dipped tightly rubber banded t-shirts into tubs of Rit Dye in elementary school. The colors and patterns...

Woodturning Tips – Dyes, Coloring Wood For Dramatic Effects

Dyes, Coloring Wood For Dramatic Effects Overview One of the more popular ways to enhance the visual look of a wood turning, is to change its color. By using various dyes and other coloring products, you...
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Natural Dyes – Why Use Them?

Natural dyes produce an extraordinary diversity of rich and complex colours as well as unexpected results, making them exciting to use. It is easy to design using natural colours as they complement each other...

Early Indigo Dyeing & Printing Methods

In the 16th century, India's textile workers discovered how to make color dyes adhere to cotton and linen, thus making it colorfast. Before this important discovery, colors and designs printed onto cotton and linen,...

Shawls, Scarves & Accessories

Part One of a Six Part, Six Color Guide to Natural Dyes Did you know that leaves, stems, bark, roots, seeds and fruit from your very own garden can be used to make brilliant, non-toxic...

Natural Dyes – The Top 3 European Dye Plants

For thousands of years, the three main European dye plants were, and still are, woad, weld and madder. Blue can be extracted from fresh woad leaves whilst the flower spikes and leaves of weld...

Natural Dyes

It is believed that our color selections are mostly unconscious, yet they influence every moment of our life. Many of us have our favorite colors and often prefer wearing clothes of that particular color....
Use Turmeric to Make Your Own Hand Dyed Yarn

Use Turmeric to Make Your Own Hand Dyed Yarn

Making your own hand dyed yarn can be fun, rewarding and cheap. It's not that difficult to make either, and with a little practice, you'll making yarn that is beautiful and unique. Here's a recipe using turmeric.

Turmeric Dyeing of Silk Fabric

Introduction In recent years the usage of natural dyes and colors for fabric dyeing has witnessed its revival due to hazardous experience due to effects of synthetic dyes and chemicals. The natural dyes are eco-friendly,...

Natural Dyes – Tropical Dyes From Wood

Brazilwood, logwood and fustic are famous traditional natural dyes that produce bright colours on wool, cotton and silk; brazilwood yields rich reds, logwood purples and fustic strong yellows. These three dyes are made from...
Natural Dyes – Tips for Getting Bright Colours on Wool

Natural Dyes – Tips for Getting Bright Colours on Wool

I will share with you some secrets that I have learnt over the years on how you can get bright and strong colours with natural dyes.

Natural Dye Techniques by Buddhist Monks

Have you ever wondered why the robes worn by the Buddhist monk's were yellow or orange? How did they choose and dye the materials they have? Have you ever wanted to dye cloth similar...

Spinning and Weaving Project Ideas

Whether you have been practicing the arts of spinning and weaving and have become an expert at your new craft, or whether you are still a beginner who is learning these wonderful skills and...