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A person whose trade is the dyeing of cloth or other material.
- ‘While some black synthetic dyes were developed, dyers continued to use logwood to the end of the century, especially for silk.’
- ‘He was born in 1823 in the small town of Guebwiller in Alsace, where his father was a silk dyer.’
- ‘Different streets were allotted for different professions such as potters, weavers, dyers, jewelers, and bakers.’
- ‘Women are expert weavers and dyers and make their own cloth called Alam.’
- ‘For general instructions and for examples of patterns to tie, I found this guide, though simple, to be useful to most dyers.’
- ‘Pattern artists design kimono and then dyers transfer the pattern on to the silk with stencils.’
- ‘Such clarity is consistent throughout the book, making this volume extremely appealing to experienced weavers and dyers, and even to those who may wish to learn these arts.’
- ‘Cotton was the key to prosperity, but manufacturers, merchants, salesmen, dyers and finishers all had business there, too.’
- ‘Her mother worked as a cloth dyer, turning the fabric red and yellow and purple for the tailor to sew into beautiful clothes for the baron and his officials and their families to wear.’
- ‘Until December, when he started working in this tattoo studio, he had switched between all kinds of jobs - from being a dyer to being an assistant in a pizza restaurant.’
- ‘As a textile dyer, he had worked with katazome, a similar technique used for creating designs on textiles.’
- ‘In the cotton industry, for example, most firms either spun yarn or wove cloth, which was in turn sent to an independent dyer and finisher.’
- ‘Weavers and dyers sell their cloth to men and women, who take it to tailors to make it into clothing.’
- ‘Soon galleons were transporting wholesale quantities of the dried bugs to dyers in the great textile centers of Europe.’
- ‘What can I expect to pay if I take the dress to a professional dyer in Los Angeles?’
- ‘The 1980s, in particular, marked the influx of knitters to California, as well as textile printers, dyers and finishers, Horowitz notes.’
- ‘It was usual practice for the finishing trades of the bleachers and dyers to develop alongside hosiery.’
- ‘This enables the dyer to create hanks of yarn that aren't too tightly wound together, ensuring that the dye bath can penetrate all of the fibres and preventing streaking.’
- ‘Kone looks at the history of dyeing practices, the roles of women dyers, and their work structure.’
- ‘The conference, due to end today, brought together fashion designers, dyers, scientists and marketing bosses.’
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