A Selection of the Best Tie-Dyeing Books Available
Tie-Dyeing fabric to create interesting patterns and colors is an ancient craft, practiced throughout the world for centuries, and enjoying a resurgence in recent years. With this title dye specialist Melanie Brummer unlocks the infinite possibilities of dyed cloth for the everyday person, using simple techniques, household equipment and ready-made garments. Bringing the dye-resist technique of the Hippy era into the 21st century, she shows you how to dye T-shirts for fun, recycle your old clothes with color, make the most gorgeous silk scarves or make a bold fashion statement with ready-made garments adorned with her tried and tested dyeing techniques. With more than 50 projects to choose from, all graded according to the level of experience required, there is more than enough for both the beginner and the technically advanced crafter. Each project is explained clearly with step-by-step instructions and photographs, showing you how to create a wide range of stunning color effects. Illustrated with specially commissioned color photographs of finished items, this tie-dye book also explains the chemical processes involved and gives guidance on the technical aspects of color and dyeing. It will help you transform your life from a drab blue blazer to a technicolor dream coat. Dip into it now and let your own special colors shine.
Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece
No crafter should feel limited by the yarn colors available in a favorite fiber shop – not when it’s so fun and satisfying to
hand-dye yarn and fleece right in the kitchen. Ultimate color control is now within the reach of anyone who loves yarn and fleece.
In Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece, self-taught dyer Gail Callahan uses fiber, color, and heat to create exciting new yarns and yarn colors. Her recipe style instructions lead readers through a variety of simple techniques that turn plain or outdated yarns into colorful fibers, customized by color and quantity for the project at hand. And there are even eight projects for knitters eager to use their new yarns.
Standard kitchen equipment is all that’s needed to set up a kitchen dye shop. Dyeing can be done in a microwave oven, a sturdy stove top kettle, a crock pot, a traditional oven, or even an electric frying pan – Callahan covers every method.
Dyeing doesn’t end with the simpler single color methods. Adventurous crafters will find instructions for designing self-striping and multicolored yarns with dip-dyeing, tie-dyeing hand-painting, and other inventive techniques. Detailed advice on color theory and types of dyes, including food colors and other grocery store dyes, make the entire process achievable for complete beginners.
A wonderful new skill that will appeal to enthusiastic knitters, crocheters, rug hookers, spinners, and weavers, hand dyeing is the next step in creating handmade fiber crafts from scratch.
Divine Tie-Dyes Made in Minutes
For anyone interested in creating Dead-show quality tie dyes, Trinity’s book is the hippest resource and how-to around. Learn from Trinity’s 20 year experience as he shows you, step-by-step, how to create the coolest designs for tee shirts and tapestries – from simple spirals, to hearts, peace signs, and even complex mandalas!
Tie-dye is a process of resist dyeing textiles or clothing which is made from knit or woven fabric, usually cotton; typically using bright colors. It is a modern version of traditional dyeing methods used in many cultures throughout the world. “Tie-dye” can also describe the resulting pattern or an item which features this pattern. Tie-dyeing became fashionable in the West in the late 1960s and early 1970s as part of hippie style. It was popularized in the United States by musicians such as John Sebastian, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead and Joe Cocker.
Batik and Tie-Dye Techniques
Shows step-by-step techniques required to create beautiful batiks and tie-dyed textiles. Exploring the history and tradition of both methods, it covers every phase of their creation, from selecting proper equipment and supplies and setting up a studio to planning and completing finished works of art. Over 100 photographs, 28 diagrams.