Category: dyes and pigments...
- dyestuffs which, when dissolved in water, penetrate the fibers of fabrics by means of a chemical reaction
- pigments forming the color in paints, held in place using a "vehicle" or "binder" which binds the pigment to the surface being painted
- fine paints used by artists with pigments either natural or synthetic
- the pigments in watercolor paints mixed with a water solution of gum arabic; in oils, they are mixed in a slow-drying oil, such as linseed oil, and in acrylics, the pigments are mixed with a synthetic resin vehicle
- the first materials used as pigments probably being colored clays, then dyes made from plants and animals - woad, madder, saffron, turmeric, the cochineal and the Murex sea snail
- dyeing your own wool
- the use of dyes from natural sources up till the mid-19th century, laid the foundations of the art and science of the modern dyeing industry
- ochres (yellow-browns), siennas (orange-browns), and umbers (browns)
- chrome yellows, oranges, and greens
- cadmium yellows, oranges, and reds
- iron or Prussian blue and ultramarine blue
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