Dyeing properties and color fastness of eri silk yarn dyed with soaked red kidney bean water


  • Piyaporn Kampeerapappun Division Textile Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Textile Industries, Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep, Bangkok, 10120, Thailand
  • Kritsana Wongwandee Division Textile Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Textile Industries, Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep, Bangkok, 10120, Thailand
  • Siriluk Janon Division Textile Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Textile Industries, Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep, Bangkok, 10120, Thailand


Eri silk, Red kidney bean, Natural dye, Natural color


The purpose of this research was to study the dyeing of eri silk yarn using soaked red bean water. The optimal condition for preparing dye solutions was a ratio of 1:5 of dried red bean to water and dyeing at 100°C for 45 min. The dyeing process was conducted with and without mordants, using three different mordanting methods; pre-mordanting, meta-mordanting, and post-mordanting. The effects on silk analyzed are color fastness to washing, wet and dry rubbing, acid and alkali perspiration, and color characteristics on CIE L*a*b* color coordinates. Without mordants, the dyed silk yarn gave a rosy brown color.  Each mordant caused shade changes on dyed yarns and mordant techniques affected the color intensity and color fastness of dyed eri silk yarn.


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How to Cite

P. Kampeerapappun, K. Wongwandee, and S. Janon, “Dyeing properties and color fastness of eri silk yarn dyed with soaked red kidney bean water”, J. Met. Mater. Miner., vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 51-59, Dec. 2020.



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