International Journal of Home Science
2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 2, PART E
Dyeing of silk with onion peel extract
Author(s): Ms. Seema
The study was undertaken to explore the use of unconventional natural substance like onion peel as dyeing material. It was an effort to utilize the waste material in an efficient manner which could minimize the cost of dyeing. Dye was extracted from onion peel in neutral medium for dyeing of silk. Two types of mordants i.e, natural and chemical were used. Pre and post mordanting techniques were adopted at room temperature. Fabric samples were dyed in neutral and acidic medium. All the dyed samples were evaluated for their colour value and colour fastness properties. According to results obtained, it was found that, in general, dyeing in acidic medium gave the better results in terms of the effect of different mordants, dye absorption, brightness and colour variation as compared to the samples dyed in neutral medium. Samples showed good to excellent colour fastness properties against washing, perspiration, crocking and light fastness. Little bit of staining was visible on the adjacent undyed samples. In general, natural mordants had better colour fastness properties as compared to chemical mordants.
How to cite this article:
Ms. Seema. Dyeing of silk with onion peel extract. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(2):313-317.