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The Fabric & Yarn Dyer's Handbook: Over 100 Inspirational Recipes for Dyeing and Decoratingby Tracy Kendall
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If you want to give fabrics that personal touch, you can't do without this vital tool that covers everything from traditional vat coloring to tie-dying, as well as innovative contemporary methods involving photocopiers, foil, and latex. Jam-packed with handy tips from a leading expert in textile dyeing and decoration, it describes the characteristics of different fabrics and yarns, dyes, pigments, and paints. Color strip, screen or block print, do Indonesian batik, smoke stencil, and so much more, with over 100 inspirational, beautifully photographed recipes for dyeing and patterning fabric, a comprehensive techniques section, and symbols that quickly convey a recipe's difficulty, preparation time, process, and type of dye required. And a handy color key system instantly identifies the best material for each procedure!
"Like a fine comprehensive cookbook, this...handbook consists of three principal parts. Preparation fundamentals, then general techniques with abundant color photos alongside instructions. The main section contains more than 100 recipes, with photos of the finished "treats"....Will feed your creativity for years to come." --Sew News. This "beautifully designed...encyclopedic overview answers all questions in a single, easily accessed volume, along with plenty of inspiration." --Threads. "Comprehensive....All you need to know....A user-friendly layout and handy concealed spiral binding make for easy reference."--Vogue Patterns.
With detailed instructions for all the main dyeing and decorating techniques, as well as innovative contemporary methods involving photocopiers, aluminum foil, and latex, The Fabric and Yarn Dyer's Handbook features over 100 beautifully illustrated projects. A comprehensive section on the characteristics of different fabrics and yarns, dyes, pigments, and paints, packed with handy tips, makes this a must-have resource for any crafter in search of unique textiles or yarns.
About the Author
Tracy Kendall has worked in the textiles department of the Royal College of Art. She also designs and produces her own innovative range of wallpapers and works with numerous well-known fashion designers on dyeing and printing projects.
Praise for The Fabric & Yarn Dyer's Handbook:
"Grab this comprehensive guide and learn all you need to know."-Vogue Patterns
"Beautifully designed, encyclopedic overview."-Threads
"Inspirational...will feed your creativity for years to come."-Sew News
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