The Fabric & Yarn Dyer's Handbook: Over 100 Inspirational Recipes for Dyeing and Decorating

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9781855858794: The Fabric & Yarn Dyer's Handbook: Over 100 Inspirational Recipes for Dyeing and Decorating

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!

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Tracy Kendall has worked in the textiles department of the Royal College of Art for over 15 years. She also designs her own range of innovative wallpapers and works with leading fashion on dyeing projects. She lives in Streatham, Southwest London.

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"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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