Information about Dyes and Color

Color Test
Take this short test and see why you are drawn to a certain color.
Crock Pot Dyes
How to dye yarn in a slow cooker.
dyed yarns
3 to 120
A color dye study to create 120 rainbow shades from 3 prime colors.
Make a Dye Box
Instructions for how to make a dye box in order to stay safe when working with chemicals.
Feng Shui and Color
Colour influences our fashion, decorating and our lives. Feng Shui is one way of interpreting colour.
Lichen Dyed Slippers
A workshop on lichen dyes and a free pattern for knitted slippers.
Rainbow Dyeing
Creating a multitude of unique rainbow shades is quite easy.
Handspun Silk Top
A demonstration of Rainbow-dyed silk dyeing.
Mirror Warp Throw Project
This mirror warp throw project demonstrates the technique of overdyeing unmatched wool yarns to create harmonious colors.
Urine, Fleece and Natural Dyes
Did you know that urine has been used as a mordant for natural dyes?
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Shibori - You Tube

About Batik
The Big on Batik site gives information about this resist dye technique.
Association of Textile Dyers, Printers & Finishers of Southern California
The ATDPF has a selection of photos illustrating how greige goods are dyed and finished to create wearable fabrics.
Batik Dyeing
Paula Birch has a wonderful site about dyeing, including instructions on batik, tie-dye, and hand-dyeing.
Chemical Safety Information
The Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory has info on chemical safety, lists of incompatible chemicals and other important information to be aware of if you are working with dyes and chemicals.
Dye History from 2600 BC to the 20th Century
An impressive historical list of natural dyeing through the ages.
The Art and Science of Dyeing
The Rivendell Educational Archive gives a history of natural dyes and a natural dye colour chart.
The Art and Science of Dyeing
The Rivendell Educational Archive gives a history of natural dyes and a natural dye colour chart.
Cozy's Making Shibori Fabric Tutorial
Step by step instructions for shibori, wrapping, scrunching, dyeing, unravelling.
Dyeing with Kool-Aid, Easter Egg Dyes and Food Colors
A project you can do with your kids, to make yummy coloured yarn.
Dyeing Fibers
The Wool Works Craft site has a discussion about dyeing with Easter egg dye.
Dyes and Dating Caucasian Weavings
An article by Steven Price, describing how dyes help determine when a rug was woven.
Health & Safety: Hazard Communication--Your 'Right to Know'
When working with hazardous materials, such as dyes, bleaches, ammonia, there are some safety concerns you should be aware of.
Information Sheets
G & S Dye has informative instruction sheets on Procion and Acid dyes, immersion and direct application, silk painting, microwave dyeing, marbling and other ways to use dye.
Natural Dyes and Medicine
Rosemary Jacobs explains the connection between vegetable dyes and the pharmaceutical industry.
Synthetic Dye Collection
From the labs at Florida State University, synthetic dyes are viewed under a microscope. Beautiful colours!

More about Dyes and Colour

Dye Information
Information about working with dyes and colour theory.
Make a Dye Box
Instructions for how to make a dye box in order to stay safe when working with chemicals.

Natural Dyes

Natural Dye Plants
Natural dye plants that you can pick in the wild or grow in your garden, with recipes for making the dyes.
Natural Dyes
Information and dye recipes for using natural and vegetable dyes and mordants.
Dyes and Mordants
A table of recipes for natural dyes and mordants.
Dye Lessons
Dye lessons and projects for the classroom.
Mushroom Dyes
Information about dyeing with fungi.
Synthetic Dyes
Information about working with synthetic dyes.

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