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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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. Before this...

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...

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

It is believed that our color selections are mostly unconscious, yet they influence every moment of our life. Many of us have our favorite...

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 famous traditional natural dyes that produce bright colours on wool, cotton and silk; brazilwood yields rich reds, logwood purples...

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