Painting. Dyeing.

Here we have compiled professional tips for creative textile design.
Detailed Instructions for silk painting, dyeing, painting, resists, fixing…

 
 

Dyeing in a Cooking Pot

Dyeing in a Cooking Pot
Dyeing in a pot with steam fixable silk colours - really easy. Here we will share a view simple tricks for creating soft...  more...

Microwave

Microwave
For the painting and dyeing of silk fabrics you can choose between steam fixable silk colours and silk colours which can...  more...

Walnut Dyeing

Walnut Dyeing
Vegetable dyeing for beginners: Juglans regia, the endemic walnut tree, offers a wide variety of brown and green shades...  more...

H.Dupont Silkpaint

H.Dupont Silkpaint
Now these world renowned French silk colours are finally also available at IDEEN.com. more...

Plissé and crushed look

Plissé and crushed look
Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949) probably was the most famous pleating artist. At the beginning of the last century his finely...  more...

Silk-Care

Silk-Care
Silk, naturally colored and adequately fixed painted silk can be washed easily. The right detergent is the important...  more...

Double dyeing blended fabric

Double dyeing blended fabric
Blended fabrics out of plant and animal fibers are perfectly suitable for the 2 color dyeing technique. Larger amounts...  more...

Setting colours at home

Setting colours at home
Why is a steam fixation even necessary? It is not only necessary for steam fixable silk paint (which shines especially...  more...

Gutta practice

Gutta practice
This Journal article is in preparation! more...

Gutta theory

Gutta theory
On thin silk fabrics the paint spreads widely in all directions. Therefore resists are used to paint on motives. In this...  more...

Warm wax

Warm wax
After introducing to you the differences of cold and warm wax in this journal article, here are a couple examples for...  more...

Cold wax

Cold wax
For the last years cold wax has been one of the most popular design means in textile art. This product comes from the...  more...

Wax and Gum Arabic

Wax and Gum Arabic
Apart from Gutta and water soluble contour paint, there are many other ways to border pattern on fabric, in order for the...  more...

Shibori

Shibori
Shibori belongs to the traditional Japanese reservation dyeing techniques. Without the help of special agents, certain...  more...

Tone on tone

Tone on tone
Silk with simple color coordinated painting always looks classy. Here are a few examples. Silk colors can easily blur...  more...

Salt technique

Salt technique
The salt technique is probably one of the most popular techniques when it comes to silk painting. Quick results and easy...  more...