Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

Re: Linen

Expand Messages
  • faena0216
    ... shene, ... Dye is set when the dyeing process is done. Linen is mordanted with alum and tannin for natural dyes. This is done usually before the dye in
    Message 1 of 46 , May 24, 2004
      Miriel wrote:
      > Can dye on linen be 'set'? I know leather dyes are set with
      shene,
      > butI was wondering about dyes for fabrics...

      Dye is 'set' when the dyeing process is done. Linen is 'mordanted'
      with alum and tannin for natural dyes. This is done usually before
      the dye in introduced.

      With modern chemical dyes, the cloth is treated with (usually but not
      always) washing soda before dyeing, and washing soda may also be
      called for in the dye activation in the dyepot. Here, too, this is
      done before and during the dye process.

      Nancy
    • faena0216
      ... shene, ... Dye is set when the dyeing process is done. Linen is mordanted with alum and tannin for natural dyes. This is done usually before the dye in
      Message 46 of 46 , May 24, 2004
        Miriel wrote:
        > Can dye on linen be 'set'? I know leather dyes are set with
        shene,
        > butI was wondering about dyes for fabrics...

        Dye is 'set' when the dyeing process is done. Linen is 'mordanted'
        with alum and tannin for natural dyes. This is done usually before
        the dye in introduced.

        With modern chemical dyes, the cloth is treated with (usually but not
        always) washing soda before dyeing, and washing soda may also be
        called for in the dye activation in the dyepot. Here, too, this is
        done before and during the dye process.

        Nancy
      Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.