Category: Fabric & Materials

An Intro to Textile Dyeing

I occasionally get questions about how to dye fabric, so I thought I’d post some info and tips for anyone looking to try.  I used to work as a Costume Painter/Dyer for a large local theater, so it’s something I actually know quite a bit about! Why might you need to dye anything for a …

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Choosing the Right Fabric

There are many types of fabrics commonly used for Irish Dance costumes.  These are a few of the most popular. Gabardine Gabardine is a great option for a non-velvet dress.  It has a more matte finish which doesn’t show every wrinkle.  Most gabardines are fairly sturdy, making it a great option for team costumes as …

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