The Modern Natural Dyer: A Comprehensive Guide to Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen and Cotton at Home

The Modern Natural Dyer: A Comprehensive Guide to

Thousands of natural materials can produce glorious color—the insect cochineal produces pink, maroon, and purple, and more than 500 species of plants produce indigo blue. Now, in The Modern Natural Dyer, expert Kristine Vejar shares the most user-friendly techniques for dyeing yarn, fabric, and finished goods at home with foraged and garden-raised dyestuffs as well as with convenient natural dye extracts. Demystifying the "magic," Vejar explains in explicit, easy-to-follow detail how to produce consistent, long-lasting color. With stunning photography of the dyes themselves, the dyeing process, and 20 projects for home and wardrobe (some to knit, some to sew, and some just a matter of submerging a finished piece in a prepared bath), The Modern Natural Dyer is a complete resource for aspiring and experienced dye artisans.

  • Brand: Stewart Tabori& Chang
  • ASIN: 1617691755
  • UPC: 499995171879

Creative Dyeing for Fabric Arts with Markers & Alcohol Inks: Dye Scarves, Wearables, ATCs, Postcards, Quilts and Stitched Collages

Creative Dyeing for Fabric Arts with Markers &

Experience the excitement of dyeing your own fabrics with simple materials... permanent markers, alcohol inks and alcohol. Over 40 techniques make this book a valuable reference for every fabric lover.

  • Brand: Design Originals
  • ASIN: 1574216597

The Fine Art of Painting on Silk: Inspiring Methods and Techniques for Beginners and Expert-Level Artists

The Fine Art of Painting on Silk: Inspiring

Painting on silk, in its millennia-old traditional form and also in contemporary form, has become increasingly popular. With this guide, be inspired by the nearly 500 images, the visual demos, and the aspects not covered in other books. Starting with the basic skills and techniques, here is guidance on every element of the art, including setting up your studio space, painting on preconstructed clothing, and framing your art. Most importantly, enjoy learning unusual, innovative frames of mind to intensify your creative freedom, bringing new energy to your work. A special chapter, "Color: The Workshop Experience," offers exercises for harnessing the variety of silk dye hues. Complex layered looks, plein air painting and landscapes, critiquing, seeking authenticity, intuitive improvisation, and much more are included. The authors, founders of Silk Painters International, give thorough guidance on how to push yourself out of your comfort zone to evoke emotions in your art.

  • ASIN: 076435535X

A Garden to Dye For: How to Use Plants from the Garden to Create Natural Colors for Fabrics & Fibers

A Garden to Dye For: How to Use

Home-grown botanical dyes are in, and they're part of today's shift toward natural and organic living. "A new generation discovers grow-it-yourself dyes," says the New York Times. And you don't have to have a degree in chemistry to create your own natural dyes. It just takes a garden plot and a kitchen. A Garden to Dye For shows how super-simple it is to plant and grow a dyer's garden and create beautiful dyes. Many of these plants may already be in our cutting, cottage or food gardens, ready for double duty. These special plants can fit right in with traditional garden themes. A Garden to Dye For features 40-plus plants that the gardener-crafter can grow for an all-natural, customized color palette. A dyer's garden can be a mosaic of flowers, herbs, roots and fruits that lend us their pigments to beautify other areas of our lives. The richly photographed book is divided between the garden and the dye process, with garden layouts, plant profiles, dye extraction and uses, step-by-step recipes and original, engaging DIY projects. This is the book that bridges the topic of plant dyes to mainstream gardeners, the folks who enjoy growing the plants as much as using them in craft projects. www.agardentodyefor; and on Facebook: A Garden to Dye For.

  • ASIN: 0985562285
  • UPC: 884720660597

Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing

Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist

Potential for creating designs in textiles can be seen even in the physical properties of cloth. The simple fact that cloth tightly compressed into wrinkles or folds resists the penetration of dye is an opportunity—an opportunity to let the pliancy of textiles speak in making designs and patterns.People around the world have recognized this opportunity, producing resist designs in textiles by shaping and then securing cloth in various ways before dyeing. Yet in no other country has the creative potential of this basic principle been understood and applied as it has in Japan. Here, in fact, it has been expanded into a whole family of traditional resist techniques, involving first shaping the cloth by plucking, pinching, twisting, stitching, folding, pleating, and wrapping it, and then securing the shapes thus made by binding, looping, knotting, clamping, and the like. This entire family of techniques is called shibori.Designs created with shibori processes all share a softness of outline and spontaneity of effect. Spontaneity is shibori's special magic, made possible by exploiting the beauty of the fortuitous things that happen when dye enters shaped cloth.Usually it is in response to the fact that a craft is being lost that the need for preserving and documenting it arises. The...

  • ASIN: 1568363966

Beginner's Guide to Silk Painting (Search Press Classics)

Beginner's Guide to Silk Painting (Search Press

Renowned silk painter, Mandy Southan demonstrates all the techniques you need to get to grips with this intriguing medium, beginning with clear artistic advice on materials and using colour and then moving on to basic techniques, all shown through 12 lovely, achievable projects. Proceed through textured effects and using resists, discharge paste, diffusing medium, and other products to create scarves, cushions, pictures, wall hangings and panels. Build skills while producing lovely silk paintings in a variety of styles. Perfect for the complete beginner but also ideal for experienced silk painters wanting to learn new techniques.

  • Brand: Search Press
  • ASIN: 1782212108
  • UPC: 499993342561

Shibori Designs & Techniques

Shibori Designs &

Mandy Southan takes the art of Shibori, in which fabric is bound, clamped or stitched before dyeing, and goes beyond the traditional blue and white to create fabrics in a fabulous array of colours, patterns and textures. Clear step by step photographs and instructions demonstrate how to use acid dyes and cold water reactive dyes in a variety of creative ways. Mandy then demonstrates shibori techniques such as binding, hand painting, capping, stitching, folding and clamping, pole winding and pole wrapping can be used to create truly wonderful dyed fabrics.

  • Brand: Search Press
  • ASIN: 1844482693

The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes: Personalize Your Craft with Organic Colors from Acorns, Blackberries, Coffee, and Other Everyday Ingredients

The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes: Personalize Your

Artist and designer Sasha Duerr takes the do-it-yourself movement to the next level in her new book, The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes. Duerr demonstrates how to create complex and complimentary colors by using plants grown or resources found in the garden or collected from sidewalks and vacant lots. Simple and sustainable, her methods will work on fabrics, paper, shoes, lamp shades, wood beads, leather, and even hair. This is a book for any gardener, sewer, fabric lover, or do-it-yourselfer interested in adding safe and spectacular colors from everyday ingredients.

  • Brand: Timber Press
  • ASIN: 1604690712

Batik, Tie Dyeing, Stenciling, Silk Screen, Block Printing: The Hand Decoration of Fabrics

Batik, Tie Dyeing, Stenciling, Silk Screen, Block Printing:

Stenciling, batik, block printing, tie dyeing, freehand painting, silk screen printing, and a number of novelty decorations such as relief and ball point painting, flocking, and transferring pictures are all covered in this well-known introduction. If you have ever wanted to create your own fabric designs, from adding stenciled or printed details to creating overall designs with batik or tie dying, this book will guide you quickly and easily to the best techniques.Through over 350 illustrations and complete step-by-step explanations, the author leads you through every step of each technique from gathering materials and creating designs all the way through until the finishing touches have been completed. Along the way you will have learned basic design considerations — the way each technique creates its own design limitations, two- and three-color processes, the best inks and dues for each technique, the tools (including how to make many of them), the working area set up, and many unusual effects with basic exercises, specific projects, and the best procedures for using all the basic methods you are likely to use. With so many methods contained in one book, you can easily discover the ones best suited to your own time, budget, and needs. In addition, a number of illustrations of...

  • ASIN: 048621401X
  • UPC: 800759214013

Bend the Rules with Fabric: Fun Sewing Projects with Stencils, Stamps, Dye, Photo Transfers, Silk Screening, and More

Bend the Rules with Fabric: Fun Sewing Projects

You’ve bent all the rules with sewing, so now what? It’s high time you made your own fashions even more you with Amy Karol’s next craft revolution: Bend the Rules with Fabric. Using simple, high-impact techniques:• painting• stamping• dyeing• silk screening• photo transferYou’ll learn everything you need to know to turn a plain piece of fabric or a garment into the perfect showcase for your personality. In this follow-up to the wildly popular Bend-the-Rules Sewing you will see how easy it is to alter fabric, making and using your own custom stamps; make stencils that will totally transform totes and tees; rescue tired clothes with a new dye job; and use appliqués to spruce up anything that needs a little TLC. With Amy’s familiar, friendly tone and valuable advice, you’ll see every piece of fabric as blank canvas for your artistic vision!

  • ASIN: 0307451836

Jacquard Blank Silk Scarves 35 in. x 35 in.

Jacquard Blank Silk Scarves 35 in. x 35

Blank white silk scarves have a smooth, even weave with hemmed edges. Most popular silk for painting, this artist grade fabric adapts well to many fabric painting techniques.

  • Color: White
  • Brand: Jacquard
  • ASIN: B004BNC3LG
  • UPC: 743772835219

Shibori: The art of indigo dyeing with step-by-step techniques and 25 projects to make

Shibori: The art of indigo dyeing with step-by-step

Learn the Japanese art of shibori, including tie-dyeing, folded, rolled, and sewn techniques, using indigo dye. Then make one of the 25 projects using the fabric you have created.Shibori is the name for a range of dyeing techniques that have been practiced in Japan for centuries. Using just plain white cloth and indigo dye, you can create a huge range of patterns that will each be unique. Full photographic step-by-step instructions are given for preparing the vat and plain dyeing, so you can master these steps before you move on to the different types of shibori. Each chapter then starts with a photographic step-by-step explanation of a different shibori technique. The first chapter covers kanoko and kumo (tie-dyeing with and without stones). Next there is shibori itajime (folding the fabric and clamping it between pieces of wood), then arashi (wrapping fabric around tubes), and nui (sewing and gathering the fabric with thread). After each technique has been explained, there are simple projects to make that show off the patterns you have created at their best. A sewing techniques section completes the book, with all the basic stitches and skills you will need to make the projects.

  • ASIN: 1782495983

Silk Painting Step-By-Step: A Guide to Techniques and Materials

Silk Painting Step-By-Step: A Guide to Techniques and

A guide to the craft of silk painting, this book provides the necessary information on materials, from silks to brushes, as well as full painting techniques. It includes advanced techniques such as batik on silk, stencilling and marbling, as well many projects such as scarves and lampshades.

  • ASIN: 0304342688

How to Dye Natural Fabrics Using Food Or Cold Water Dyes To Create Vibrant Colors And Designs: (Dye Fabric - Sew Silk)

How to Dye Natural Fabrics Using Food Or

Kitchen-safe, easy, quick methods to add color to your silk and cotton clothes, scarves and other natural fabric items using a wide variety of everyday foods or purchased cold water dye. So tie dye, twist, dab, brush, dip, splash or spray your way to glorious, one-of-a-kind clothing. No special tools or equipment required. Microwave color setting directions included. Step By Step Instructions Plus 12 Dyeing Methods And Supplies

  • ASIN: B008XMWDWK

Habotai Scarves 8" x 54" -Pack of 3

Habotai Scarves 8" x 54" -Pack of

Also known as "China Silk", these lightweight and breezy blank Habotai scarves are the most popular for dyeing and painting, probably because they are the most economical of all the silks. That also makes these very popular with teachers for class projects, Mother's day gifts, etc. Silk painting instructors often choose these for their student's first projects. They make the perfect weight scarf for summer wear. "Playsilks" are very popular with the kids right now, and these are what are usually used. These have hand rolled hems with 100% silk thread. Ready to dye and paint! We recommend, especially if you are re-selling, to pre-wash in Hot water and Synthrapol or our Professional Textile Detergent, all silk before dyeing or painting to remove any leftover residue from the silk worms (Seracin) or finger prints and other stuff that can cause the fabric to dye unevenly.

  • Brand: Dharma Trading Co
  • ASIN: B06Y1C2HVP
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