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The art of '''dying''' is probably almost as old as that of [[weaving]]. Simple dying techniques include washing fabric along with some colouring agent or [[dyestuff]] into the fabric. More advanced dying method often involve colouring [[thread]]s before they are woven.
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The art of '''dying''' is probably almost as old as that of [[weaving]]. Simple dying techniques include washing fabric along with some colouring agent or [[dyestuff]] into the fabric. More advanced dying method often involve colouring [[thread]]s before they are woven.  Specialist dye factories existed that would specialise in making certain colours of fabric.
  
 
The materials required for various colours were, in some cases, very expensive or complicated. This lead to a vast difference between the colours that peasantry could afford compared to nobility. This of course led to people trying to obtain certain colours as a way of demonstrating their wealth.
 
The materials required for various colours were, in some cases, very expensive or complicated. This lead to a vast difference between the colours that peasantry could afford compared to nobility. This of course led to people trying to obtain certain colours as a way of demonstrating their wealth.
  
 
See: period [[dye colours]]
 
See: period [[dye colours]]

Revision as of 02:13, 5 July 2003

The art of dying is probably almost as old as that of weaving. Simple dying techniques include washing fabric along with some colouring agent or dyestuff into the fabric. More advanced dying method often involve colouring threads before they are woven. Specialist dye factories existed that would specialise in making certain colours of fabric.

The materials required for various colours were, in some cases, very expensive or complicated. This lead to a vast difference between the colours that peasantry could afford compared to nobility. This of course led to people trying to obtain certain colours as a way of demonstrating their wealth.

See: period dye colours