Fabric Paint

Fabric paint has been around since the appearance of some of the first fabrics. Dating as far back as 3000 B.C., weavers and artisans used minerals and colors derived from plants and animals to create some of the most intricate patterns and symbols on fabrics. As the earliest source of some of the richest blue tones, indigo plants were a highly revered source where fabric paints were concerned. Similarly, yellow, originally derived from the saffron plants of India, was one of the most common of fabric paint colors. Red, arguably one of today’s most utilized fabric paints, was originally termed “crimson,” a derivative of kermes, the source of the paint—an insect found on oak trees along the Mediterranean.