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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. This is called bound-resist dyeing. Read on for five easy techniques.

Woodturning Tips – Dyes, Coloring Wood For Dramatic Effects

Coloring your work is a simple way to begin your exploration into decorative embellishments for your wood turnings. These and other creative explorations, focus your inner muse in new and exciting ways as you continue to develop your own unique artistic style.

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...

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.

Shawls, Scarves & Accessories – Color Guide to Natural Dyes

Natural treasures from your own back yard can be used to make magnificent natural dyes. It's a fun and easy way to connect with nature and revitalize your wardrobe at the same time.

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...

Natural Dyes

Applying natural dyes is a complicated art and the skills needed for using natural dyes are gained with an experience of many years.

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...

Natural Dyes – Tropical Dyes from Wood

Brazilwood, logwood and fustic are great dyes for beginners, as they are both easy to use and very economical.

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 to the Buddhist ideal?
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