natural dyes


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nat·u·ral dyes

dyes obtained from animals or plants; examples include carmine obtained from cochineal in the dried female insect Dactylopius coccus of Central America, and hematoxylin extracted from the bark of the logwood tree Haematoxylon campechianum in the Caribbean area.
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Although these may be better options and are generally considered safe, natural dyes also may cause allergic reactions in certain individuals.
Focusing on the latter, they explain to professional and amateur woodworkers such aspects as preparing the wood for color, ammonium hydroxide for fuming, potassium dichromate, introduction to natural dyes, logwood, grain filling, and wire brushing.
With the fifth edition of Nayaab, the expertise of curators Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao will introduce the work of Indian designers who embody a passion for weaves, textures and natural dyes from the traditional textile heritage of India.
In recent years the usage of natural dyes and colours for fabric dyeing has witnessed a revival due to the hazardous effects of synthetic dyes and chemicals.
Textile artists in many countries are increasingly turning to natural dyes, both as an attempt to revive ancient traditions and out of concerns about the environmental and health risks of synthetic dyes.
Over the past decade, Hirschstein and Beck have developed deep connections with the villagers of Xam Tai who raise their own fiber from silkworms, dye it using local natural dyes, and weave the patterns of their ancestors into healing cloths, ceremonial textiles, and daily wear.
Natural dyes that were shoved into the contextual by synthetic pigments are currently making a comeback again due to customer interest.
Soft fabrics like mull and light weight cotton have been used for the same, along with natural dyes.
That appears to have been a premise behind "Tintes Naturales a Pinceladas" (From Natural Dyes to Brush Strokes), a recent exhibition of work by Maddalena Forcella at Gemmayzeh's 392Rmeil393 Gallery.
THIS ARTICLE EXPLORES THE DIVERSE STRANDS SUSTAINING THE SELF-CONSCIOUS recovery of natural dyes and dyeing as an ethical (and ecological) craft practice in India.
Natural dyes extracted from plants, animals and minerals were used as essential staining material in the paint, texture and other industries [9].
Canals' line is socially conscious--the rugs are not made with child labor, and natural dyes and materials are used so that the rugs are machine-washable and anti-allergen, meeting the needs of today's lifestyles.

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