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A Handbook of Indigo Dyeingby Vivien Prideaux
Synopses & Reviews
Beautiful pictures of wonderful, indigo-dyed fabrics in a variety of designs accompany detailed advice on materials, preparation, and methodology in this guide to indigo dyeing. Using Shibori techniques—folding, pleating, clamping, stitching, and pole wrapping—the different stages are illustrated using clear, step-by-step photographs, and easy-to-follow text. With a special section on the health and safety aspects of working with dyes, the manual also presents a stunning sequence of inspirational projects specially chosen to develop skills and build confidence, which include a tea cozy, a jacket, a silk scarf, and more.
Vivien Prideaux presents a stimulating and inspirational guide in which she shows how an amazing range rich and subtle blues can be created using indigo dye.
About the Author
Vivien Prideaux specializes in decorative and domestic textiles made from natural fabrics and threads and dyed with fiber-reactive, indigo, and cochineal dyes. Her work has been commissioned, held, and exhibited all over the British Isles, in Japan, and in New Zealand. She is a member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists and a life member of the Embroiderers' Guild.
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