Rope Dyeing

Seen as one of the best methods to indigo dye yarn, rope dyeing is when yarns are twisted together until they form a rope and then quickly dipped into an indigo bath. Due to the short dyeing time, the dye does not fully penetrate colour the yarns. The colour on the ring-dyed yarn fades faster than yarn which has fully absorbed the indigo, making it easier to create effects such as fading or whiskers.