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Any idea what kind of dye technique is being used here?



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that's a form of tie-dye called "kanoko shibori"
kanoko means dapples

you just create clusters of tiny bubbles in fabric and tie each 'bubble' round with thread. then immerse in dye.. beatiful pictures, btw. love the 2nd

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That's amazing! This is what I love about TFS, I posted about tie dying only knowing about the usual 'tie a piece of string round it' method, and now I'm bursting with ideas I want to try!

Thanks guys (and thanks for pointing me here Gius!)

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has anyone seen any fabrics that look like the centre one... very fine lines
and remember its name?

(the fabric surrounded by all the other fabrics)

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This is ridiculous to have to describe it, but does anyone know what fabric I'm talking about when I say it's old-fashioned, like, seen a lot in antique clothing, it's thick and it has an almost wood-like grain to it and a shine?
Used mostly in dresses, I would think. I literally can't think what it could be called?

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My question about fabric is... which fabrics are worth paying more for? For example I have a skirt that is: 46% virgin wool, 46% acrylic, 5% polyester, 3% polyamide.

I don't think I understand what any of that means besides the wool part.

Then I have a pair of pants that is 71% acetate and 29% polyester.

Are these items worth keeping or is the material not that great?

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Crying Diamonds - I think you mean moire fabric. It is usually silk, and was popular for dresses in Victorian/Edwardian eras. Nowadays, it is used for evening/bridal wear mostly and for soft furnishings.

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