Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nylon Dyeing

Mandy Holden and Joelle Wickens led a seminar on dyeing nylon. Our goal was to dye nylon netting to match the textile component of a canteen that once belonged to George Washington. Erin Anderson and I will use the netting to stabilize the vulnerable textile. Seven test colors were prepared using Lanaset dyes and, fortunately, two of the test colors nearly disappeared when held over the historic textile!

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