All About Home Textiles — yarn dyed

Types of Dyes and Dyeing Methods

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Types of Dyes and Dyeing Methods

There are many different methods and techniques to apply color to textiles, whether they are printed or dyed. In home textiles the most commonly used types of dyes for prints are reactive and pigment. For solid color fabrics there are piece and garment dyeing, and when it comes to yarn dyed fabrics there are fiber, space and yarn dyeing. PIGMENT vs. REACTIVE DYES Pigment dyes contain pigments (the color), a binder (to bind the dye to the fabric), and water to carry the mixture around for application. In pigment printing, the dyes sit on top of the fibers. After printing...

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Yarn Dyed Woven vs. Printed

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Yarn Dyed Woven vs. Printed

Patterns can be created or applied to textiles in many different ways. Two of those methods are through weaving and printing. Prints are applied to the surface of the fabric after the fabric is woven. Prints can be applied to fabrics in a variety of methods, a few of which will be discussed in another upcoming article, so stay tuned! In yarn dyed designs, the design is created during the weaving process. Due to the more complicated production process yarn dyed designs tend to cost more than printed items.  However, there are some prints which are designed to create the...

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