Color my world
Monday November 30th 2020, 11:12 pm
Filed under: To dye for

Studying butterfly wings to figure out how to transfer color structurally rather than with dyes is fascinating–and needed. There have been reports of a river running blue in India from all the synthetic denim processed for clothing factories.

And I quote: “Not only are we removing the need for pigments and dyes, we’re taking out the need for all of the stuff around it to stabilize it.”

But then what would that do to the whole hand-dyed yarn industry? The new company says their colors self-assemble. How do you keep them from mixing across sections of a hank? Can you even apply it to wool? I have so many questions.

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Sooo many questions. Feels a little bit like Star Wars – self assembly required – I picture rows of the white fighters changing colour. Kinda weird but kinda cool.

Comment by Chris S in Canada 12.01.20 @ 1:39 pm

Wow! This is so fascinating. Even if it might not work for wool, the large scale projects are so amazing (cooling buildings!?!?). Thank you for sharing.

Comment by DebbieR 12.01.20 @ 2:58 pm

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