Dying Process of Dyeing Natural Fixative or mordant Proportion is key Flowers Barks/Roots Dying process to more convenient techniques Synthetic Dyes Image from: http://ethnovillage.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/Oct9_07_post4.jpg 1856 William Henry discovered the first synthetic dye stuff while searching for a cure for malaria. 1800’s- synthetic dye stuffs continued to be discovered. Contrary to popular belief tie-dying was not invented in the 1960’s America. Countless dyers throughout history have experimented with the use of bindings to create patterns on cloth. Different forms of tie-due have been practiced in India, Japan, and Africa for centuries. Rowland Ricketts Images from rickketsindigo.com Rowland Ricketts Ana Lisa Hedstrom Ana Lisa Hedstrom Ana Lisa Hedstrom Genevieve Dion Mie Iwatsubo for Jurgen Lehl www.jurgenlehlshop.jp Joan Schultz Nancy Crow Elizabeth Barton Valerie Goodwin Dorothy Caldwell Field Notes 1995-1996 Dorothy Caldwell Four Patch: Hay / Wheat / Rye / Barley (detail), 1994-1995 Wax resist and discharged cotton, appliqué, stitching Quilted by Evelyn Martin, Ruth Lamont, Grace Foxton and Lidia Kelder 8 ft. x 8 ft. 2 in.