Dyeing (Art Of). The discovery of it is attributed to the Tyrians. In dyeing and dipping their own clothes, the English were so little skilled, that their manufactures were usually sent white to Holland, and returned to England for sale. The art of dyeing woollens was brought from the Low" Countries in 1608. " Two dyers of Exeter were flogged for teaching their art in the north" (of England) 1628. A statute against abuses and dyeing was passed in 1783.