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7 steps for Fabric Dyeing | Washing Machine Edition

Fabric Dyeing Techniques – How To Dye Your Own Fabric Using A Washing Machine

Fabric dyeing can be fun and easy! Just let us show you how  In this easy to follow guide Colouricious can show you the 7 easy steps to dyeing your own fabric using a washing machine! How fun!

These are the steps broken down:

  1. Step one – Put your chosen fabrics in the washing machin
  2. Pour the dye into the drum with the fabric Add 500g of normal Salt straight into the drum
  3. Set the machine at 40 degrees WITHOUT washing powder
  4. When finished, wash the fabric again to rinse it.
  5. Either tumble dry or hang it up to dry. Completely up to you!
  6.  Iron your materials.

After you follow this guide you can start to have fun with your fabric. Enjoy printing onto and playing with your fabrics to create your own fun masterpieces. The possibilities are endless. For example, how about some aztec inspired dyed aprons and bags!

If you’re looking for some inspiration here are some fun dyed fabrics we like:

Take more inpiration from our website by looking at our textile techniques by clicking here! 

Happy fabric dyeing!

Textile workshop holiday

Textile Workshop Holiday

Our textile workshop holiday tour to southern India will take you to an amazing range of locations where you will get to learn all about textile design and production. From embroidery to silk weaving this trip is a must for every textile enthusiast.

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The textile workshop holiday tour takes you across Southern India to some of the hot spots of Indian fabric productions, and you will even get the chance to go on a block printing workshop. As well as seeing the amazing array of fabrics and printing techniques in southern India you will be able to go to Shore temple, on our own Mahabalipuram tour! This will let you into another fabulous and beautiful part of Indian culture.

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Colouricious textile tour route

Textiles are very important in southern Indian culture, textiles are considered to be one of the highest form of art and spiritual expression. The knowledge and skills required to create these textiles have been passed down through generations. This tour provides opportunity to explore and experience various kind of textile weaving and handicrafts. 

You will love our Colouricious textile tour to Southern India to see weaving up close! Everyone who loves textile art will love this textile tour!

Have a look at our other textile tours, perfect for everyone who is in love with arts and crafts!

Mahabalipuram Tour Package

Mahabalipuram Tour Package

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On our Colouricious textile tour to Southern India, take you on a Mahabalipuram tour, including a guide of the Shore Temple.

The Shore Temple was built in 700–728 AD. It got its name because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is a temple built with blocks of granite. At the time of its creation, the village was a busy port. It is one of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. It is one of the oldest structural stone temples of South India. It is situated in Mahabalipuram, Southern India.

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The Shore Temple on a map

Our Mahabalipuram tour package means you will be able to visit the amazing Shore temple and Bas relief carvings. We also take you to a number of other locations in southern India, showing you an amazing array of textile printing and production techniques.

Our Mahabalipuram tour package adds even more excitement to our Colouricious Southern India Textile tour and will introduce you to another aspect of Indian culture and design.

Learn more about the Shore Temple.

You will love our Colouricious textile tour to Southern India to come on our Mahabalipuram tour! Everyone who loves textile art will love this tour!

Have a look at our other textile tours, perfect for everyone who is in love with arts and crafts!

Wax Print

Wax Print

Wax print or Batik originated in India. The word batik actually means ‘wax writing’.

To decorate cloth by wax print you have to cover a part of the cloth with a coat of wax and then dye the cloth. When the wax is removed the contrast between the dyed and undyed areas makes the pattern, as the waxed areas keep their original colour.
The beauty of wax print is its simplicity. Some of the best effects in batik are often achieved by chance. Batik is very popular in southern India and is an amazing way of printing fabric.

Wax print is an amazing way of textile design and you will be able to experience it up close on our Colouricious textile tour to Southern India. You will be able to try it out for yourself when you get home, and achieve some amazing results. Wax print designs come in a large range of colours and patterns and you will be amazed when you see the whole textile printing process.

You will love our Colouricious textile tour to Southern India to see wax print up close! Everyone who loves textile art will love this!

Have a look at our other textile tours, perfect for everyone who is in love with arts and crafts!

Weaving

Weaving

Weaving is an amazing method of textile production where two sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth. In India the most popular materials used are cotton and silk. Weaving can be used to make so much – rugs, dresses or even blankets!

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Come on our Colouricious textile tour to India! You will have the chance to see some beautiful weaving of rugs and sarees, and purchase some of the most beautiful hand woven textiles! Indian rugs are amazingly designed and come in a large array of colours. You will be able to take a textile course in weaving and see first hand what it looks like to make a silk sari. You will also have the chance to buy handwoven blankets and bed linen. Southern India has a fabulous array of textiles and is any textile-lovers paradise! Weaving is an amazing method of textile production, and this is an amazing opportunity!

You will love our Colouricious textile tour to Southern India to see weaving up close! Everyone who loves textile art will love this!

Have a look at our other textile tours, perfect for everyone who is in love with arts and crafts!


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