Prepared For Dyeing: Clothing that is not treated with optical whiteners, so they take dye better. If unbleached, have a natural ecru or cream color. They are sewn with cotton thread for dyeing, and cut larger to allow for shrinkage. Recommended for solid color dyeing.
The amount of acidity or alkalinity of a solution. A neutral PH is 7.0. Less than that is acidic and more than that is alkaline or basic.
This paste resist produces lace like patterns and the crackle lines similar to batik, without the use of wax. Potato dextrin is not suitable for immersion dye baths; direct application techniques are recommended. There are recipes in the books for cooking it (i.e. Color by Design by Ann Johnston).
A strong and durable man-made fabric consisting of repeated units of ester. Used in many types of clothing.
A silk, rayon, wool, or cotton fabric with a fine horizontal rib effect on the surface because of a warp yarn finer than the filling yarn; usually a high-thread-count cloth. Poplin is used for high-quality shirting and upholstery.
A resist made from potatoes used to make surface designs. Some books have recipes for using this (i.e. Complex Cloth by Jane Dunnewold)
This is an acid dye to which metal salts or mordants have been added.
A preparation in which the fibers are soaked in a bath of water and chemical assistants prior to direct application.
A water soluble resist. A non-toxic alternative to waxes and guttas. It can be painted, screened, stamped and stenciled onto fabric.
Three basic colors from which all others are theoretically derived. Most commonly they are red yellow and blue.
First coat of paint applied to a surface. Such paints are designed to provide adhesion to new surfaces or are formulated to meet the special requirements of the surfaces. Most textile paints won't attach to a primer.
You can combine cotton and rayon clothing & accessories to get the greatest discounts.
Your discount is figured on the total number of cotton and rayon items we ship, not how
many of each type, style or size. Mix and match them to get the best discount.
Example: adding 4 each of 3 different T-shirts in any sizes will give you the 12+ price on all 12 shirts.
Some products may be excluded from discounts, and / or may discount only with themselves.
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