Orders placed after clicking on any of the ads below will pay 6 to 8% of your total order to this site, at no additional cost to you:
You are here: Home > All About Hand Dyeing > More > About This Site
Please consider joining the Dye Forum to discuss your dyeing experiences with others.
If possible, please support this site by placing a link to it in your own web page or blog.
This site is advertisement-supported. The Google ads do not pay enough to pay a salary to the author (who is currently unemployed due to ill health), but they make a huge difference in defraying the expenses involved in maintaining this site. They are what make it possible to keep this site going. The way this works is that Google ads will pay this site from one cent to a dollar or more (usually just a few cents) every time a reader clicks on one of them. Please do not click on the same ad repeatedly, such as more than once a day.
Affiliate links, including links to Amazon, ThinkGeek Electronics, Blick Art Materials, MisterArt, Jo-Ann.com, Jerry's Artarama, and True Tie Dye, pay a small commission to this site for every item you buy which is added to your shopping cart immediately after clicking through a link on this site. This will not cost you anything. The same is true if you place any order by beginning by clicking through any of the affiliate ads visible on this page, to the right. Please consider returning here before placing your next order, so that you can start by clicking on the affiliate link. Or, hold down your right mouse button and choose "Add Link to Bookmarks" or "Add Link to Favorites" to automatically credit my site when you order through your new bookmark. (Only one button on your mouse? Hold down the control key while clicking on the link, to see the same menu.)
Some site users have very kindly donated to support this site using this link: Amazon Honor System donations. Thank you very much for your support! Unfortunately, Amazon has discontinued this program as of December 11, 2008. Please consider donating through Paypal, using the button below:
I am a scientist with a long-standing interest in dyes. When I took up dyeing fabric as a hobby, I was frustrated by the limitations caused by not fully understanding my materials, and by the lack of available information anywhere to explain them to me. I found information which was useful to me only because of my scientific background, and have ever since been sharing the knowledge I have gained with anyone who shares my interest.
My Ph.D. thesis, DNA Damage and Cell Lethality by Photodynamically Produced Oxygen Radicals, involved the use of certain dyes as a source of toxic oxygen radicals. My work involved identifying which oxygen species actually caused dye-related damage both in vivo and in vitro. The dyes I worked with were clearly more hazardous than the ones we like to use in our art!
Last updated: January 7, 2009
Page created: January 18, 2006
Downloaded: Thursday, May 23, 2013