Top 3 fabric dyeing techniques

To dye:

To add a colour to or change the colour of (something) by soaking it in a solution impregnated with a dye.

Over the years, there have been innovations in every walk and talk of life and so is the same with the fashion industry. Be it in terms of technology, fabric manufacturing, designing, functionalities, adaptabilities and well, dying.

Getting straight to the point and keeping stuff concise here, listed below are some techniques of dying that are conventionally used in the industry with fashion options linked from homegrown labels.

1. Shibori dye:

Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that involves folding, bunching, or bundling fabric, binding it with a resist, and dyeing it with indigo dye. Shibori works really well on modal satin and muslins in case you’re looking to put together an outfit for occasions such as housewarming parties, functions etc. Shibori dyeing is a process that you can do by yourself, experimenting with different types of folds and tying techniques to achieve desired results! Here are a few silhouette options you can don and flaunt on any occasion!

Ethereal by Creative Bee here is a light and breezy option for your brunch dates, a day in the office or for a casual day out with friends.

A gorgeous take on Shibori, this skirt and top set from Nupur Kanoi screams elegance and sass at the same time.

2.Ombre dye:

Ombré is a French word meaning “to shade” and is used to describe a dip-dye effect given to fabric in which the shades of color graduate from light to dark.

Here are a few ombre dyed outfits and accessories you can sport for various occasions. 

A fresh take on Ombre dyeing indeed. Linked here

Ombre dresses by Bindi are definitely a treat to the eyes! Linked here

3. Batik dye:

One of the oldest dyeing processes in the world, Batik dye is carried out by applying wax on the fabric at strategic spots and in envisioned patterns and dyeing it with the required hue. While the fabric that is uncoated with wax gets coloured, the waxed portion remains in its original colour providing beautiful patterns as outcome.

Creative Bee ‘SANE’ Natural Dyed Hand Painted Batik Strappy Dress

So, which one is your favourite dyeing technique out of these? Comment below!

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