The Fabric & Yarn Dyers Handbook
This book documents over 100 easy to follow recipes style instruction covering all dye and fabric types. Organised by symbols and colour-coded, providing an instant guide to preparation time, techniques, dyes used, suitable fabrics and level of complexity. Some of the techniques covered include; vat dyeing, tie-dyeing, batik, stencilling, block printing, screen printing, mono printing, wax printing, devore, painting, colour stripping, working with yarn, dyeing mixed yarns. All about dyes; de-mystifies the dye type, synthetic, acid, direct, disperse, reactive, pigment, plant and so on.
A really useful, well written, well illustrated information bible for the dyer at every level.
Tracy Kendall worked in textiles at The Royal College of Art for 18 years, was Senior Print Tutor at Bath Spa University for 3 years. She designs her own innovative range of wallpapers and works with well-known fashion designers on dyeing and printing projects. She’s won numerous awards and has her work in the permanent collection in London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. She also writes an excellent book.
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