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THE MODERN TWIST ON TIE-DYE
Tie-dye has grown up and resurfaced as one of today’s most inspired looks. Whether dip-dye, shibori, ombré, or the traditional circle pattern, the new take on tie-dye is amazingly fresh, fashionable, and fun. In Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It, acclaimed fashion designer and artist Shabd Simon-Alexander shares her techniques for creating the innovative styles that make her own hand-dyed collection so popular. Packed with Shabd’s design secrets, color guidance, expert tips on making each piece distinctly your own, and twenty-two step-by-step projects for garments, accessories, and home décor items, this book will soon have you creating sophisticated dresses, leggings, scarves, tees, and more. Once you experience tie-dye like this, you’ll never think of it the same way again!
For the fashion forward; for teens, children, and parents; for design students and textile artists; for quilters and sewers who want to hand-dye fabrics; and for crafters of all kinds looking for easy ways to revitalize their wardrobe.
Once the hippiest of crafts, tie-dye is one of today's hottest trends. Artist, teacher, and designer Shabd Simon-Alexander shows how fashion forward, fun, and fabulous tie-dye can be on everything from leggings and dresses to totes and home décor. The book offers step-by-step instructions for five different dye techniques and showcases more than 25 projects that take tie-dye from bright and bold to subtly sophisticated.
About the Author
Shabd Simon-Alexander is an internationally renowned dye artist with a background in fine arts. Her clothing line, shabd, is carried in high-end boutiques and contemporary art museums around the world. She teaches hand-dyeing and had the honor of teaching Martha Stewart how to tie-dye. She lives in New York City. For more information about Shabd, visit her at www.shabdismyname.com.