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Tie & Dye

Tie-dye is a method of partial dyeing applied to fabrics and yarns. It is obtained waterproofing part of the surface so that the color of the dye can not penetrate everywhere. In this way it is possible to obtain patterns and color variations, while the preserved part keeps its original color. In India there are different styles and methods to get the tie-dye: tie the cloth tightly with a string and submerge it in the dye (after drying the string is removed allow the part undyed) or apply wax,resins or gums on the areas to preserve; or treating the fabric with a mordant and put it to boil in a bath of alizarin. The effect of the tie-dye will derive from the chemical reaction of the two compounds.