What are Cellulose Fibers?

Cellulose Fibers
Cellulose Fibers. Rain Blanken

Question: What are Cellulose Fibers?

"I want to do a tie dyed t-shirt, but I heard that this dye works best with cellulose fibers. What are these? Can I get a list?"

Answer: Cellulose is the primary structural component of plants, so we call plant material fibers 'cellulose fibers'.

Here are some examples of cellulose fibers:

  • Cotton
  • Linen
  • Rayon
  • Bamboo
  • Hemp
  • Jute
  • Rayon (this is altered by people, but plant based)
    These materials take fiber reactive dye very well because the fiber reactive dye actually forms a molecular bond with the cellulose fiber. T-shirts are usually mostly cotton, which is why fiber reactive dye can be easily found as tie-dye.

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    • How to Dye Protein Fibers
    • Learn about Acid Dyes
    • Cellulose (Cotton, Linen, Hemp)
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    • How to Dye Cellulose Fibers
    • Learn about Fiber Reactive Dye
    • Synthetics (Spandex, Nylon, Polyester)
    • List of Synthetic Fibers
    • How to Dye Synthetic Fibers