Dyer's Companion

Dyer's Companion

by Dagmar Klos
     
 
An essential reference for anyone who wants to dye fabric or yarns, this accessible guide offers indispensable information on equipment and supplies, types of dye, safety procedures, and record keeping. Step-by-step dye recipes that produce consistent and successful results are provided. Beginners will gain the confidence to add color to fiber while seasoned textile

Overview

An essential reference for anyone who wants to dye fabric or yarns, this accessible guide offers indispensable information on equipment and supplies, types of dye, safety procedures, and record keeping. Step-by-step dye recipes that produce consistent and successful results are provided. Beginners will gain the confidence to add color to fiber while seasoned textile artisans will discover useful tips and hints. An eight-page color section with 100 skeins of yarn in a range of color gradations and an explanation of the fundamentals of color theory provide dyers with encouragement to explore their own dyeing variations.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Klos, who was awarded the Handweavers Guild of America's Certificate of Excellence in Dyeing in 2002, is a dye master and coeditor of Turkey Red Journal, a newsletter covering natural dyes. In this manual, she covers dyeing yarns and fabrics using synthetic and natural dyes. Klos, who emphasizes safety throughout, writes for the dyer wishing to achieve consistency in results through scientific methods and careful record keeping. The book includes quick reference information on burn tests for fibers as well as matching dyes to fibers. Recommended for academic or large public libraries. Small public libraries might prefer Betsy Blumenthal and Kathryn Kreider's Hands On Dyeing. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931499514
Publisher:
Interweave Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
The Companion Series
Edition description:
SPIRAL
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 6.76(h) x 0.83(d)

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Meet the Author

Dagmar Klos is a dye master, fiber artist, and teacher. She is also the copublisher and coeditor of the Turkey Red Journal, a newsletter dedicated to natural dyes. She is the recipient of the Handweavers Guild of America's Certificate of Excellence in Dyeing. She lives in Chicago.

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