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.
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 ...
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...
A detergent made for rinsing excess dyes out of fabrics without damaging the set colors.
Applying dye selectively to different parts of a textile, randomly or in a pattern. Also called dip-dyeing.
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.
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.
A 100-percent cotton broadcloth often used for dyeing.