No experience required! Because it is so well explained - my kind of book. This is a "low water immersion" method of dyeing with our Fiber Reactive dyes devised by Ann Johnston (author of "Color by Design"). The approach is very spontaneous, uses very little water & dye, no salt, and gives you the chance to create one-of-a-kind goodies. 5 variations, with 54 tested recipes. Tons of info on Procion dyeing. Great for creating a pallet of unique fabrics for those one of a kind art quilts we all drool over. Learn to make fabrics that gradate from light to dark, or one color to another too. 5.5"x8" hard bound, 95 pages, color plates.
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In Ann Johnston’s latest book, you’ll find everything you need to know about painting and printing with Procion® Fiber Reactive dyes. There are 48 exercises to learn from with clear, step-by-step directions, along with color photographs of the many results that can be achieved. Included is a chapter dedicated to water-soluble resist and recipes for making your own resists. All in all, we recommend this very informative resource!
6.25"x8.75", hard cover, 167 pgs., color photos.
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Mixing CupsRubber GlovesApronDust MaskProcion DyesSoda AshUreaSodium AlginateWater SoftenerLudigolSynthropolFabricSqueeze BottlesBrushesSyringeNeedle Tip Applicator BottlesCompressed SpongesArtist SpongesStamping Tools
A very colorful book all about working with Procion MX Fiber Reactive dyes. The author discusses color and color mixing, fabrics and equipment, many methods of direct application, as well as more advanced techniques such as working with thickened dye, resists, bleaching and discharging. She even touches on using potato dextrin! Handy charts and reipes round out this comprehensive guide to artistic exploration with fiber reactive dyes! Recipes give metric and standard US measurements.
8" x 11", Soft Cover, Color Photos, 128 pages.
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Tray dyeing. It sounds straightforward enough doesn't it? What you may not expect is that you can achieve an infinite variety of effects and textures on your fabric using this simple and exciting version of a low immersion dyeing technique with Procion type Fiber Reactive dyes. Now this extraordinarily popular book includes a 40 minute demonstrational DVD that will give you a very thorough introduction to this unique dye process.
Leslie Morgan and Claire Benn deliver precise and well thought out instructions for every step; from the preliminaries of understanding color schemes and harmonies, choosing your fabrics and selecting your equipment, to specific formulas for mixing up your dye and chemical solutions. There are even recipes for using your leftover dyes. Strikingly photographed examples of every part of the process, including fabric manipulation and dye application, coupled with detailed explanations of the role of every component you will be using, along with the ever so handy trouble shooting section.
This book makes a fantastic addition to any dyer’s library for creating those one of a kind pieces of fabric that can be used "...for quilts, stitched textiles, textile art, clothing, soft furnishings, interior designs, sculpture, accessories and even jewelry."
8.25" x 11.75" - Soft cover - Color photos - 44 pages
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Mixing CupsRubber GlovesApronDust MaskPlastic Drop ClothFabricProcion DyesSoda AshUreaDyer's SaltSynthropolSqueeze bottlesDisposeable Plastic Pipettes
Go Ahead - Take a Dip! This DIY book teaches you how to dye cloth by hand to create unique fabrics to use in modern quilt designs. Included instructions for setting up a home dye studio with minimal equipment and teaches Key mixing techniques. You'll be able to make just about any color you want, including light and dark values, gradations and more. Opens the door to an almost unlimited palette and endless inspiration.
Vibrant color is what this DVD is about. After years of research to perfect innovative techniques for melding soy wax and dye, renown surface design artists Jane Dunnewold and Lisa Kerpoe explore three exciting applications. Learn to create your own crayons perfect for rubbings, drawing and writing, dye paste for stamping, stenciling and more. Even seasoned textile artists will find that these new techniques open up many new possibilities for surface design.
ARASHI SHIBORI: A LANGUAGE OF STRIPES • Ana Lisa Hedstrom.
Arashi Shibori: A Language of Stripes offers a complete course on arashi shibori pole wrapping to create patterned and pleated fabrics. This fascinating process can be quick and easy, or developed to make complex layered designs. Vintage arashi fabrics are featured as well as the artist’s own work.
Disc One includes: pushing tubes and wrapping cloth with string to create horizontal and diagonal lines, re-wrapping to develop criss-crossed patterns. Instruction is included on adding a twist while pushing to create small patterns.
Disc Two shows fantastic vintage arashi patterns, and gives instruction on wrapping several times to achieve the net pattern, and other more advanced techniques.
Dyeing your own fabric can produce georgeous colors...
...as more & more crafters are discovering Master dyer Rebecca Burgess spotlights 36 plants that will yield beautiful natural shades, and she shows just how easy the dyes are to make. Pokeberry creates a vibrant magenta while a range of soft lavender shades are derived from elderberries; indigo yields a wonderful range of blues anywhere from the palest baby-blue to a deep rich cobalt; the list goes on.
With breathtaking color photographs, and useful maps that show the range of each plant throughout North America and seasonally based knitting projects, Harvesting Color is an essential guide to any natural dyer.
8"x10", Soft cover, color photos, 180 pages.
A practical and inspiring guide to creating and using natural dyes from plants, Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition, offers the latest information on current environmentally friendly dyeing techniques and more than 65 species of plants and natural dyestuffs.
This comprehensive book outlines all the necssary equipment, how to select fibers and plant parts, choose the right methods for mordanting and dyeing, test color modifiers and the fastness of dyed colors, and obtain a range of gorgeous colors from every plant, from alder to woad, shown in more than 250 swatches.
Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition, is the all-in-one resource for fiber enthusiasts, including knitters, sewers, and weavers; gardeners who are interested in new uses for traditional plants; and eco-conscious DIYers who want authoritative information about the natural dyeing process and the plants that are essential to it.
7.75"x10.25", soft cover, color photos, 144 pages
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Natural DyesMordants for Natual DyesIndigo Dye KitRovingYarnFabricMixing CupsRubber GlovesApron
In this great book, self-taught dyer Gail Callahan will show you simple techniques for dyeing yarn and roving that use standard kitchen equipment. Dyeing can be done in a microwave oven, a sturdy stovetop kettle, a crockpot, a traditional oven, or even an electric frying pan. Callahan covers singlecolor methods, self-striping and multicolored yarns with dip-dyeing, tie-dyeing hand-painting, and other inventive techniques. She provides detailed advice on color theory and types of dyes, including food colors and other "grocery store" dyes as well as the professional grade Acid Dyes. This book is great for beginning dyers. Soon you will be dyeing your own Indie Artisan colorways for knitting, crocheting, rug hooking, spinning, and weaving.
7.75" x 9.25", hard cover, color photos, 168 pages.
An in-depth exploration and explanation of red, blue, and yellow natural dyes on animal protein fibers. Teaching sustainable processes for textiles and fashion, devising ecological dye methods by minimizing dye, fuel, mordant, time, and environmental impact on nature. Includes an investigation and interesting hypothesis of azul Maya.
About the Botanist, Chemist, Dyer, and Naturalist
Michel Garcia is a botanist, chemist, dyer, and naturalist. He is the founder of Couleur Garance (1998) in Lauris, France, and established Le Jardin Conservatoire de Plantes Tinctoriales (Botanical Garden of Dye Plants) in 2002 as a horticultural resource for chemists, natural dye researchers, and botanists. He has been instrumental in revitalizing the natural dye scene in France and abroad. Michel’s efforts have been pivotal to cultivating a greater understanding of natural dye history and teaching more sustainable adaptations for current practice.
Two-disc set, 203 minutes. English narration / Subtitles in English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish & Italian.
About the Botanist, Chemist, Dyer, and Naturalist. Michel Garcia is a botanist, chemist, dyer, and naturalist. He is the founder of Couleur Garance (1998) in Lauris, France, and established Le Jardin Conservatoire de Plantes Tinctoriales (Botanical Garden of Dye Plants) in 2002 as a horticultural resource for chemists, natural dye researchers, and botanists. He has been instrumental in revitalizing the natural dye scene in France and abroad. Michels efforts have been pivotal to cultivating a greater understanding of natural dye history and teaching more sustainable adaptations for current practice.
The Dharma employee who previewed this DVD to make sure it was up to our standards said "Its GREAT!!! The DVD that natural dyers have been waiting years for!" Dive into a world of natural dye as Michel takes you on a wonderful journey, sharing his knowledge as one of the leading natural dye experts in the world. Learn how he has updated traditional European methods - once laborious and often polluting - into simpler, safer, modern recipes sensitive to issues of sustainability. This DVD is sure to appeal to all varieties of dyers and textile enthusiasts interested in how things work in the natural world. Learn how to use natural raw materials sensibly, artistically, and simply.
Disc One: Comprehensive Indigo Workshop using European Indigo (woad) and an ingenious resist paste. Indigo pigment extraction demonstration is followed by two quick totally organic reduction methods to kick start the vat.
Disc Two: Polychromatic color swatch projects on cotton are carried out using a variety of dye plants (oak gall nut, artichoke leaves, sawort, red leaved grape vine), extract (logwood), and insect (cochineal), combined with different concentrations of two simple mordants. Dipping in the same dye bath, stamping blocks, brush painting, and discharging effect are explained.
Info: 2 Discs; 183 min.; English narration & subtitle. Produced by Yoshiko I. Wada and Slow Fiber Studios, a program of the World Shibori Network. Directed and filmed on location in Provence, France, by Andrew Galli of Studio Galli Productions. DVD made in the USA.
Every dedicated surface design enthusiast should have this book. We've carried a variety of Shibori books over the years and we think this may be one of the best. Accomplished Textile Designer and well-known author Mandy Southan guides the reader through nearly every aspect of this ancient and fascinating art form. Binding, folding, capping, clamping and stitching techniques are all revealed in beautiful detail. You will learn to create stunning effects on a myriad of fabrics using Acid dyes, Fiber Reactive dyes and discharging agents. The insightful, detailed explanations and beautiful, instructive photographs make this book a true gem.
8" x 10.25" - Soft cover - Color Photos - 96 pages
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Plastic Drop Cloth
Disposeable Plastic Pipettes
Color Remover (Thiox)
Dharma Discharge Paste
Auto Fade Pen
Pump spray bottle
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