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  • Silk Cocoons

    Cocoons, the purest form of silk, can be stretched and spun into yarn or left whole for collage and other fiber art projects. They can be bought pre-dyed or ready for dyeing and/or hand painting.
    Posted to Glossary by pippapatchwork on 27 Oct 2009
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  • Shibori

    You can find directions to create shibori fabrics, like this one by Jeannie Palmer Moore, in Quilting Arts Magazine Dec 2011/Jan 2012 This is the Japanese term for many resist-dye textile techniques, commonly translated as shaped resist dyeing (which is not unlike Western tie-dye). Common types include...
    Posted to Glossary by pippapatchwork on 27 Oct 2009
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  • Synthropol

    A detergent made for rinsing excess dyes out of fabrics without damaging the set colors.
    Posted to Glossary by Barbara Delaney on 9 Sep 2009
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  • PFD fabric

    Featured image is from "A Party to Dye For!" by Kristine Lundblad, Quilting Arts Aug/Sept 2012. PDF fabric is fabric that has been "prepared for dyeing," meaning it is cotton and free of whiteners or sizing. This makes the fabric better able to absorb and hold the color. It can be...
    Posted to Glossary by Barbara Delaney on 9 Sep 2009
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  • Overdye

    Literally, to dye or paint fabric over another dye or printed pattern. Many artists like to alter commercial and vintage textiles by overdyeing, thus creating unique "new" fabrics.
    Posted to Glossary by Barbara Delaney on 8 Sep 2009
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