Being the oldest industry in the world - going back almost 5000 years - mankind has learnt much about dyeing fabric. In the following pages, we aim to teach you enough to start you on your way.
- Firstly, we will help you to get started, firstly by making you aware of fabric types and their appropriate treatments.
- Secondly, we will teach you how to make up the all-important dyeing liquid and carrier of the dye - known as the dye bath.
- Finally, we will spell out in detail how the dyeing process is done. Are you aware that you could use your washine machine or your microwave oven to dye fabric in your home?
Most importantly, dyeing requires planning and preparation, so be sure to familiarise yourself with all the information in this section before you begin.
Once mastered, you will have the makings of an absorbing hobby, a useful domestic skill or even a means to earn an income.