From Fiber to Fabric: The Essential Guide to Quiltmaking Textiles
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is fixed in place, and then the textile is washed. Continuous Dyeing Continuous dyeing is accomplished by passing the fabric in a flat open-width manner through a series of rollers and processing baths in a large machine containing various chemical solutions, heated ovens, steamer sections, and the like. The same types of dyes may be used for continuous dyeing as are used for batch dyeing described above. 32 F r o m F i b e r t o F a b r i c Continuous Application of Pigments Another
Lightfastness is the ability of a fabric to stand up to light. Dyed fabrics that are exposed to light can, in time, fade or change color. Both natural sunlight and artificial lights can cause damage to color. In general, light pastel colors fade more easily than dark ones, especially pinks and turquoises. But dark colors crock more than light ones. The damage caused to a fabric from light depends on the intensity of the light source and the amount of exposure, as well as the properties of the
cranberries, purples, rusts, etc. Do this with several different fabrics. Many of the fabrics which are dyed and printed with fiber reactive dyes are very sensitive to chlorine. If you do not see color in the water when you test several different fabrics, then you probably do not have a chlorine problem. Color loss is not the only culprit, however. Color change can also occur. Test rich, dark colors in your tap water to detect sensitivity to chlorine. If you do see color, follow the next step.
own. When I began taking the fabric out of boxes and putting it on shelves, I could barely contain my excitement. It was indeed a liberating day. The color displayed on the shelves is now a constant source of inspiration and excitement. If you intend to stack the fabric on shelves, you will need shelves that are 14 inches deep and 32 inches wide between supports. Any deeper and the back part of the shelf is either wasted or inaccessible. If the shelves are wider, they tend to sag. Michael James
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