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Brilliant, bazaar color. by Erik_Malin


Mounds of spices in Instanbul’s bazaar market.

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Color

Indigotin - A Tale of Two Dye Plants

One of the most commonly and frequently used colors in Viking Age textiles was blue, derived from a plant called woad. While wool fabrics absorbed most colors readily, that was not the case for linen, which could only dependably dye blue, and sometimes red (madder). 750 more words

Dyes

A Brief History of Dyes

One of my primary interests is natural dyes, something I consider both an art-form and a science. Natural dyes have been around since the Neolithic period, and although its popularity has waned due to the creation of cheaper and more vibrant synthetic dyes in the mid-19th century, the history and methods of natural dyeing has always fascinated me. 500 more words

Dyes

MIX, TEST, MIX, TEST

I will be working on mixing my dyes to get the right colours for my desired colour palette this week, so hopefully I can get better results from last weeks effort. 28 more words

Dyeing Fibres Sample

Having been increasingly absorbed in the endless creative possibilities of dyeing pieces of felt after making them, I wanted to play with other fibres which can be incorporated into felt. 369 more words

Felt And Fabric

Off-the-shelf dyes improve solar cells

Scientists report success in boosting the ability of zinc oxide solar cells to absorb visible light simply by applying a blended mixture of various off-the-shelf dyes commonly used in food and medical industries — in a soak-then-dry procedure not unlike that used to color a tee-shirt in a home
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Solar

Journal | Painting & Being Vulnerable

Some visuals from this week’s explorations handpainting with Rit Dye.

My artwork explores two subjects. The primary exploration is in applying colors to better understand how they inform and transform one another. 241 more words

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