To Dye For

Chemical and Material Sciences
Leah Hindman

Dr. Mary Glueck

"The purpose of this project was to see what type of fabric produces the brightest (most saturated) color when dyed. Before experimenting, the researcher thought that cotton fabric would produce the boldest color. In order to test this hypothesis, the researcher cleaned and dyed a variety of white fabrics. Based on these tests, the researcher was able to conclude that out of the five tested fabrics, 100% linen fabric resulted in the highest average saturation value overall. Although the result disproved the researcher’s hypothesis, the researcher was able to gain a greater understanding of types of fabric and how well they absorb colored dye. Results could also be of importance to those in the fashion or textile industry for developing intense colors in their products. Keywords: dye, fabric, color, saturation "

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