As a rule, the textile you buy has already been dyed. All the textile dyeing operations are being performed with a special dyeing equipment. These dyeing and finishing machines are controlled by professional operators, which gives a great result.
Since the time when the very first fabric weavers appeared, people tried to decorate their clothes, so the history of textile dyeing is probably as long as the craft of fabrics weaving itself. During this long history different techniques and methods of textile dyeing have been developed.
Painting on fabrics with different natural materials has been done for several thousand years. The actual industry of textile dyeing was born somewhere in the 16th century when an indigo was introduced in Portugal. Since then a lot of new dyestuffs have been elaborated. And at the end of the 19th century with the breakthrough of chemistry many new interesting discoveries were made.
At that time, the first synthetic fiber was discovered and the very first organic dye came to life. Soon after that different sorts of mordant agents were introduced. Such a combination of totally new material for fabrics weaving and coloring was a huge step in a textile history. All that improved textile dyeing industry greatly. Such discoveries ensured the emergence of much cheaper and faster textile dyeing processes and textile dyeing industry as we know them today, which were actually born at that time.
After that much more beautiful and colorful clothes were produced. The use of these new dyestuffs was also much easier than the use of natural dyestuffs, so even non professionals could color their fabrics easily. And in most cases there is no need in special coloring machines to use these new dyestuffs.
But, in fact, textile dying is not that hard and there are pretty simple coloring techniques that are easy to take advantage of right at your home. Textile dyeing can become an interesting hobby. On the internet you can find a great number of web sites dedicated to textile dying. Different dyeing advices and tips are provided there.
So, there is no lack of information on the subject of textile dyeing today. If you want to make your hobby entertain many companies offer the so-called "starting kits" which include all that is necessary for dye coloring. So, you can simply buy such starting kit with dyes and all the equipment and start your new hobby right away. It is not hard and you will learn the technique very fast.
With dye coloring methods you can easily embellish all your clothes. Making different kinds of paintings on fabrics is also very popular today. Such a painting will look perfectly on the wall in your living room. And it is not a problem if you have no artistic talent, there are many different magazines that offer ready made patterns for dye coloring.
So, the only thing you need to do is to transfer these patterns on a piece of cloth and color them with appropriate dyestuffs. Dye colored fabric is also a wonderful gift that can be presented for any occasion.