Natural Dyeing of Fabrics with Corydalis Tuber Extract - Dyeability and Functionality of Wool Fabrics -

현호색 추출액을 이용한 직물의 천연염색 - 모직물의 염색성과 기능성 -

  • Kim, Kwan-Young (Dept. of Clothing & Textiles, Pai Chai University) ;
  • Lee, Mun-Soo (Dept. of Clothing & Textiles, Pai Chai University)
  • Received : 2017.06.05
  • Accepted : 2017.07.28
  • Published : 2017.10.31


In this study, the dyeing conditions(temperature, time, concentration) are changed from various conditions on wool fabrics by using corydalis tuber extract in order to develop new natural dyes. The purpose of this study is to improve the dyeability, color fastness, and functionality and to derive optimal dyeing conditions by comparing and analyzing the changes of K/S values and surface color by dyeing pH changes, mordant method, and mordant type. As a result of the experiment, the optimum dyeing condition of the wool fabrics is shown dyeing temperature:$80^{\circ}C$, dyeing time:90min, dyeing concentration:100%. The dyeability by pH variants of corydalis tuber extract indicates that K/S values is higher alkaline than acidic. The mordant method of corydalis tuber extract showed pre-mordant has high K/S values. In terms of color fastness, marked improvement has not been shown despite of mordant treatment on wool fabrics. In particular, color change of color fastness to washing, color fastness to light indicates the low fastness. In addition, the functionality such as antibacterial activities and deodorization can be given at dyeing with corydalis tuber extract thus it is expected to be applied to underwear or apparel products for the elderly and infirm and children with weak skin that required high functionality.


Corydalis Tuber;natural dyeing;wool fabrics;dyeability;functionality


Supported by : 배재대학교


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