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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

    This is the Japanese term for many resist-dye textile techniques, commonly translated as shaped resist dyeing (which is not unlike Western tie-dye). These techniques create pattern on the cloth by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, or compressing it. Common types include Kanoko (binding), Muira ...
    Posted to Glossary by pippapatchwork on 27 Oct 2009
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  • Tea dye

    Using tea to alter the color of fabrics. Tea-dyeing is often used to "age" new fabric, giving it a vintage appearance. (Coffee can also be used for this purpose.) Depending on the kind of tea and the length of time it comes in contact with the textile, colors range from pale yellow to green...
    Posted to Glossary by Barbara Delaney on 9 Sep 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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  • Space-dyeing

    Applying dye selectively to different parts of a textile, randomly or in a pattern. Also called dip-dyeing.
    Posted to Glossary by Barbara Delaney on 9 Sep 2009
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  • PFD fabric

    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 bought by the yard at fabric stores or online.
    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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  • Kona cotton

    A 100-percent cotton broadcloth often used for dyeing.
    Posted to Glossary by Barbara Delaney on 8 Sep 2009
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