Living for Dyeing

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What is Batik?

In this Living for Dyeing column, writer Ailish Henderson explains what is Batik, history, how it can be used and teaches us the basic steps so that readers can have a go themselves.

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Wool and silk dyeing with golden yellow food colouring

Can You Use Food Colouring To Dye Fabric?

Using food colouring to dye fabric is a relatively easy process and a simple way to try dyeing for beginners. It is particularly useful if you only want to apply dye to part of a fabric, and because it uses familiar household objects, it’s quite cost effective as well.

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