Synopses & Reviews
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 stripping, screen or block printing, Indonesian batik, smoke stencil, and more are presented with over 100 inspirational, beautifully photographed recipes for dyeing and patterning fabric. Become an expert using the comprehensive techniques section, and symbols that quickly convey a recipe's difficulty, preparation time, process, and type of dye required. A handy color key system instantly identifies the best material for each procedure!
If you want to give fabrics that personal touch, you cant do without this vital tool. “Grab this comprehensive guide and learn all you need to know.”—Vogue Patterns.
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“Inspirational ...will feed your creativity for years to come.”—Sew News.
This guide contains over 100 recipes for dyeing and patterning fabric. It gives step-by-step details for all the main techniques of dyeing and decorating fabric and yarn, ranging from traditional vat and tie-dyeing to methods involving photocopiers, aluminium foil and latex.