Yarn Dyed Designs
Khadi fabrics are hand-woven natural fibre cloth originating from eastern regions of the Indian subcontinent, mainly Eastern India, Northeastern India and Bangladesh, but are now broadly used in Pakistan and throughout India. The characteristic texture of a Khadi yarn produce rich textures which are furthur enhanced once dyed. The cotton khadi fabric may be woven out of already dyed yarns or be dyed after the fabric has been woven.
The earliest dyed flax fibres, dating back to 34,000 BC, have been found in a prehistoric cave in the Republic of Georgia. Artefacts of dyeing fabrics date back to the Neolithic period. Early evidence of dyeing fabrics also comes from Sindh province, where a piece of cotton dyed with a vegetable dye like madder and indigo was recovered from the archaeological site at Mohenjo-Daro. India with its vast reservoir of natural resources and unmatched craftsmanship developed an entire spectrum of shades obtained from natural dyes, thus, forming an important item in the trade network.
-Dyeing of fabrics is the application of dyes or pigments on textile materials such as fibres, yarns, and fabrics with the goal of achieving colour with desired colourfastness.
-The primary source of dye, historically, has been nature, with the natural dyes being extracted from animals or plants.
- Though Chemical dyes in textile industry, have been commonly used in the modern world, the recent emphasis on environmental consciousness has brought natural dyes back in focus. Anuprerna embodies this change by bringing sustainable and ethically crafted dyed textiles to the world.
-Being a natural material, Khadi material has a great affinity for natural dyes. The characteristic texture of a Khadi yarn produces a rich texture which is further enhanced once dyed.
Application or the process of dyeing can be done at the spinning, fibre, yarn or fabric stage. The two types of dyeing are:
1) Piece Dyeing- When dyeing is done in the fabric stage, it is known as piece dyed.
2) Yarn Dyeing- When the process of dyeing is done in the yarn stage, it is known as yarn-dyed fabric.
There are 4 ways for colouration at the yarn stage-
Tie-Dyeing, Beam Dyeing, Package, Dyeing and Skein Dyeing.
For creating interesting designs with checks and stripes,
yarn dyeing is used. We at Anuprerna have created, using
dyed yarns, a vast array of such designs. Our chambray,
solids, checks fabric, in beautiful hues, are all examples of
YARN-DYED KHADI COTTON CHAMBRAY
Chambray is a fabric that is made by interweaving white yarn along the weft and dyed yarn along the warp. We choose white khadi as the weft yarn since dyeing it would reduce its strength and the colour would be inconsistent due to the nature of handspun yarns.
DYED KHADI COTTON: CHECKS
Check is a simple, straightforward pattern that we are all very familiar with. It is a part of our daily life. Yet this pattern requires patience and time depending on the design. The more the colour in the weft, the longer it takes.
Black Dyed khadi Cotton is more difficult to produce than any other colour.