Weavers and spinners are truly an international audience. I have begun to compile a dictionary of weaving terminology, so that we can all communicate better with each other.
This is an ongoing work in progress.
Can you help expand our weaving and spinning related definitions? Do you know the correct translation for a weaving term in another language? Or do you have other terms and definitions that you think should be added?
Many thanks to all of our Contributors.
Textile Terms Dictionary
Ammonia – Ammonium Hydroxide is used in cleaning and to soften water. Ammonia is alkaline and is also used in natural dyeing to change the pH. For some natural dye substances, this also changes the color.
Also Known As:
win: ãèäðîîêñèä àììîíèÿ
Boletopsis Fungi dye
Adding ammonia to the dyebath changes the colour of the yarn.
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