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If you follow Paola Barzanò’s advice on natural dyes, a well-known scholar in this field and our special consultant, each and everyone can manage to get great results.
Before you start to dye with natural dyes it is very important to have a notebook for dyeing recipes at hand, where you can write them with order and precision.
Also we suggest you to have a pair of rubber gloves and an apron to protect you.
Please note that natural dyes (unlike synthetic ones) only dye natural materials.
The 10 gold rules are the following:
Please note that dye baths with natural dyes end up to fade according the type of fiber you have used.
Usually the first dye bath is not consumed at the end of the process, and it still contains the dyeing active ingredients which can be reused for a second dye bath. The second dye bath gives a lighter result. Sometimes it is possible to reuse it for a third bath.
While the results of the first dye bath on fibers (and/or relevant spun yarns and fabrics) are reproducible - if you follow the recipe and take note of all the process with precision – the results you may obtain with the second and third dye bath are not reproducible because we do not know exactly how much colour still remains after the first bath.
It is always worth reusing the dye bath anyway!
The baths following the first will give you very beautiful colours, unsaturated and with light tones.
Finally, here you have some tips to protect your fibres, yarns and fabrics dyed with natural pigments.
What do you think about it all?
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