Fabric Dyer's Dictionary: 900+ Colors, Specialty Techiniques, The Only Dyeing Book You'll Ever Need!

Fabric Dyer's Dictionary: 900+ Colors, Specialty Techiniques, The Only Dyeing Book You'll Ever Need!

by Linda Johansen
     
 

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Now We Can Dye Happy! Formulas for more than 900 colors take the guesswork out of creating the exact color you want, when you want it. A simple and straightforward approach to fabric dyeing makes playing with color fun and exciting. Learn the basics and try a variety of specialty techniques such as twisting, pleating, layering, and painting. Dye in lots from 1/4 yard…  See more details below

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Now We Can Dye Happy! Formulas for more than 900 colors take the guesswork out of creating the exact color you want, when you want it. A simple and straightforward approach to fabric dyeing makes playing with color fun and exciting. Learn the basics and try a variety of specialty techniques such as twisting, pleating, layering, and painting. Dye in lots from 1/4 yard to 1 yard, or use multipliers for more. Now you have Linda's personal "recipe book" to mix any colors you can imagine. Learn how to make rainbows, subtle gradations, and unique patterns using common brands of dye, and then use your hand-dyed fabric for any project from quiltmaking to wearables to fiber art.

Editorial Reviews

Threads Magazine
The book Fabric Dyer's Dictionary is a wonderful resource If you want even more information about dyeing fabric, you'll want to read Linda Johansen's Fabric Dyer's Dictionary (C&T Publishing, 2010, $23.95). This book is a fabulous resource for anyone who is considering dyeing fabric. It literally turns fabric dyeing into an art form. In addition to a wonderful introduction describing all of the basics-including precautions-it provides detailed step-by-step instructions. It also explains the techniques required to dye fabric to produce unusual results like ombre, layering and more. A complete source list is included for several types of dye. The book's color formulas are all yardage specific. Recipes for 900 different colors are given in quantities needed to dye 1 yard of fabric or 1/4 yard of fabric. This book presents a simple. straightforward approach to fabric dyeing that makes playing with color fun and exciting.
Quilting Arts Magazine
This book is a fabric dyer's dream reference, containing dye recipes for over 900 colors. Johansen keeps the introduction chapter on the dyeing process straightforward and brief; the book's main focus is on creating countless different hues from only a few key dye colors. Novice dyers can start with basic gradations, such as a clear dark rainbow or muted light rainbow. Dyers with a bit more experience can try out, increasingly complex color progressions, such as those ranging from clear orange to clear blue, or muted green to clear red. Finally, readers can also apply their new dye color recipes to the more advanced techniques (such as twist and ombre dyeing) presented at the end. Whether you're an experienced or beginner fabric dyer, if you're looking for a concise and user-friendly guide to mixing your own hues, this book is for you.
June 1 Notions
A guide for creating 900+ specific colors and color ranges with cold-water Procion MX fiber reactive dyes. The book begins with a brief outline of precautions, tools, how to mix the dyes, and some general dye instructions, then moves right into the formulas for mixing colors. Chapters are broken down by colors and each chapter outlines how to dye clear and muted color, with ranges from dark to light, and complementary colors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607050896
Publisher:
C & T Publishing
Publication date:
11/05/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

When Linda was seven years old, her mother sat her down at a treadle sewing machine and taught her how to sew. By the time she was in junior high school, she was making all her own clothes. She loves to stretch her creativity with every innovative fabric technique she can find, from dyeing, painting, and stamping, to making bowls and boxes. And as of this writing, she has created over 200 bowls! Linda teaches workshops on beginning, traditional, and contemporary quiltmaking; color and design; dyeing and stamping. Of course, her very popular classes on making fabric bowls and fabric boxes are always filled. Under the company name Johansen Dyeworks, Linda hand-dyes fabric, specializing in color gradations and variegated, one-of-a-kind pieces. This fabric, along with commissioned art quilts and fabric bowls and boxes, are sold through several shops around the Northwest. Although her two sons have grown up and left the nest, Linda still has the company of two border collie mix dogs. She and her husband live in Corvallis, Oregon.

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