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Contemporary Dyecraft: Over 50 Tie-Dye Projects for Scarves, Dresses, T-Shirts and More

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More than 50 stylish projects using the traditional tie-dye method.

Tie-dye is an easy, rewarding and affordable craft that can turn silks, cottons and simple ready-made garments into dramatic fashion statements. Author Melanie Brummer is an expert at reviving clothes, linens and draperies with this creative craft skill.

Contemporary Dyecraft features more than 50 resist-dyeing projects that are easy to do and yield beautiful one-of-a-kind results. Methods used are bucket-dyeing, dip dyeing and dyeing in a washing machine. The book begins with an introduction to suitable fabrics, types of dye, paints and an explanation of resist dyeing. The required equipment is largely household items that are inexpensive and readily available.

The projects use eight dyeing styles: flat color, graded color, crazed patterns, circles, stripes and coils, geometric shapes, spirals and stitched patterns. The materials lists are minimal, such as fabric, string or rubber bands, a bucket and kettle, and the dye.

The projects are rated by degree of difficulty and include: Skirt in a ball

Reverse camouflage T-shirt

Candy-striped silk scarf

Water fantasy silk scarf

Flowers on a shirt

Parallel-striped Madiba shirt

Contemporary Dyecraft is an excellent beginner's guide for anyone who wants to create new items or give new life to items already in their wardrobe.

Review:

"Brummer's first book is a comprehensive guide to tie-dying, with clear instructions and multiple color photographs for a series of lovely projects that use a variety of materials, from a throw dyed with a cobweb design to an impressive series of silk scarves. Amazingly, Brummer is able to achieve both rustic and sophisticated looks, and readers who previously thought that tie-dye meant rainbow-splotched shirts adorning Deadheads will be impressed by the variety that can be achieved on (most often) cotton garments with rubber bands and buckets of dye. That said, Brummer focuses here exclusively on tie-dying; there's no batik, resist dying, or even much bleach work to be found. A hundred and forty-four pages is an awful lot of tie-dye, even for the aficionado. Photos.
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved." Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

More than 50 stylish projects using the traditional tie-dye method.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554077298
Author:
Brummer, Melanie
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Foreword by:
Fassier, Marianne
Foreword:
Fassier, Marianne
Subject:
Dye
Subject:
Crafts-Dyeing and Surface Design
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144

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Product details 144 pages Firefly Books - English 9781554077298 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Brummer's first book is a comprehensive guide to tie-dying, with clear instructions and multiple color photographs for a series of lovely projects that use a variety of materials, from a throw dyed with a cobweb design to an impressive series of silk scarves. Amazingly, Brummer is able to achieve both rustic and sophisticated looks, and readers who previously thought that tie-dye meant rainbow-splotched shirts adorning Deadheads will be impressed by the variety that can be achieved on (most often) cotton garments with rubber bands and buckets of dye. That said, Brummer focuses here exclusively on tie-dying; there's no batik, resist dying, or even much bleach work to be found. A hundred and forty-four pages is an awful lot of tie-dye, even for the aficionado. Photos.
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved." Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , More than 50 stylish projects using the traditional tie-dye method.
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