Start with the right information and avoid the costs of failures

I meet so many people who have had bad experiences with fabric dye because they have selected fabrics and chemicals that are not matched.

  • The assumption is wrong

    Many people assume that fabric dye is one chemical that works on all fibers. The reality is that every fiber has a chemical that works best on it, and that chemicals will have variable results across different kinds of fibers.

  • The assumption is wrong

    Many people assume that all fabrics will work the same way. The structure of the fabric plays a huge role in how color is absorbed during dyeing.

  • Start with the facts

    Start with the right information and you will be less frustrated by early failures. Close the assumption gap!

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Introduction
    • It depends...
    • Choosing suitable fabrics for dyeing
    • Shrinkage
  • 2
    Factors that might affect color
    • Polyester/cotton blends
    • Coated fabrics
    • PFD fabrics
    • Colored fabrics
    • Colored fabrics
  • 3
    Factors that might affect absorbency
    • General factors
  • 4
    Examples of fibers that come from plants
    • T-shirt knit
    • Cotton sheeting
    • Flannel winter sheeting
    • Towelling
    • Twill
    • Viscose
    • Cotton Velvet
    • Acetone
    • Calico
    • Denim
    • Muslin
    • Fleece
    • Rayon
    • For more information about dyeing plant fibers...
  • 5
    Examples of fibers that come from animals
    • Chiffon silk
    • Habotai silk
    • Raw Silk
    • Wool
    • For more information about dyeing silk...
  • 6
    Identifying your fabric
    • Never trust a label
    • How can I be sure?

How long will it take?

While it will likely take you less than an hour to read through everything in the course, applying what you have learned will take a lifetime of experimentation to fully understand.

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