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Title: Asoo: an innovative print-dyeing colouration
Authors: Asmah, Abraham Ekow
Okpattah, Vincentia
Frimpong, Charles
Keywords: Asoo print paste
print dyeing
table-dyed fabrics
screen printing techniques.
Issue Date: 27-Mar-2015
Publisher: Online Research Journals
Abstract: Print colouration has always been more dependent on multidisciplinary exploration, requiring more than knowledge of science and technology. In light of the above, this paper investigates the prospect of using appropriate materials, techniques and a coordination of individual creativity to achieve an innovative print colouration in dyeing. Its emphasis on formulating an innovative chemical resist paste, dubbed the Asoo print paste (comprised of a mixture of sodium hydroxide, sodium hydrosulfite and cassava powdered starch), and a vat dye to produce an Asoo printed dyed fabric using the screen printing technique. This integrative print-and-dye approach was discovered through the experimental and descriptive method and recorded using a qualitative design methodology. The result of the research shows that the Asoo print paste (a term carved out of the lead author's surname) attained a print colouration that produced a multiplicity of watery shadow coloured images mixed with precise and accurate print definitions of discharge-like outline patterns on fabrics via the screen printing technique. The outcome favourably competes with traditional table-dyed fabrics capable of conveying visual distinctions and interprets the communicative dynamics inherent in traditional table-dyed prints that demonstrate innovativeness and harmony. Discussions were based on academic and functional contexts. Once more, the research proved that such innovative prints have tremendous significance for table-dyed design concepts to enhance coloured print-dyed fabrics in the Ghanaian fashion industry.
Description: An article published by Online Research Journals
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12756
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