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Modern Color-An Illustrated Guide to Dyeing Fabric for Modern Quilts
     

Modern Color-An Illustrated Guide to Dyeing Fabric for Modern Quilts

by Kim Eichler-Messmer
 

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Modern Color—An Illustrated Guide to Dyeing Fabric for Modern Quilts by Kim Eichler-
Messmer shows you how to dye fabric by hand for an artisanal, luminescent look.

Includes instructions on setting up a home dye studio with minimal equipment and teaches key mixing techniques. Make any color you want, including any value (lightness and darkness) and

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Modern Color—An Illustrated Guide to Dyeing Fabric for Modern Quilts by Kim Eichler-
Messmer shows you how to dye fabric by hand for an artisanal, luminescent look.

Includes instructions on setting up a home dye studio with minimal equipment and teaches key mixing techniques. Make any color you want, including any value (lightness and darkness) and gradation, allowing for an unlimited palette and endless inspiration. Go ahead, take a dip!

Editorial Reviews

June 2014 Down Under Quilts Magazine
If you have ever thought about dyeing your own fabric then this book could be helpful as a starting point, as all the recipes for the colours are clearly explained. The book starts with the basics, such as outlining the supplies needed to set up a dyeing area, and briefly explains how to use dye gradations. After this general introduction, the dyeing recipes are linked to quilting projects.
February/March 2014 Quilting Arts Magazine
In this book, Kim Eichler-Messmer takes readers on a fun and step-by-step journey of hand dyeing fabric. Beginning with the basics of dyes, fabrics, and supplies, Kim offers straightforward instructions and tips that will get you dyeing your own fabric in no time and then moving on to experiment with different techniques. The section on How to Dye Fabric covers the basics beautifully and warrants a bookmark. Readers will learn about dip dyeing, gradation, and shibori. Kim’s directions include precise dye recipes and fabric requirements for several quilts in various sizes and smaller projects. Also included are an inspiring gallery of Kim’s quilts, quilt making basics, and other resources.

This is a valuable book for readers new to dyeing and modern quilters looking to customize their work.

May 2014 American Quilt Retailer
Kim Eichler-Messmer is an Assistant Professor at the Kansas City Art Institute and the authority on dyeing fabric for modern quilts. Her book Modern Color breathes fresh life and ideas into dyeing fabric for modern quilters.
February 2014 Quilter's Digest
Now you can create one-of-a-kind quilts with your own hand-dyed fabrics. Use Kim's simple recipes in any or all of the nine modern quilted projects, featured in multiple colorways. Kim shows you how to set up a home dye studio and teaches you key mixing techniques. Make any color, including any value and gradation, for your own unlimited palette.
Library Journal
10/01/2013
One of the hallmarks of modern quilting is the bold, unexpected use of color, and even though there's a veritable rainbow of colorful fabrics available for purchase, there's something special about dyeing one's own fabric. In this guide, textile artist Eichler-Messmer introduces quilters to the basics. The first section gives a step-by-step breakdown of the dyeing process, from setup to fabric preparation, followed by some tips for creating custom dye recipes. The majority of the book focuses on dyeing projects, with how-to's for shibori dyeing and gradient dyeing, as well as further instruction on fundamentals. Readers don't have to dye their own fabric to make the projects here, but it's an effective way to personalize them. VERDICT There are plenty of titles on dyeing yarn but few that focus specifically on fabric. This useful overview of the essentials will appeal to quilters and sewists with an interest in creating their own hand-dyed fabric.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607056928
Publisher:
C&T Publishing / Stash Books
Publication date:
12/01/2013
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
352,127
Product dimensions:
8.14(w) x 10.01(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author

Kim Eichler-Messmer’s quilts have been featured in West Elm and on apartmenttherapy.com and designsponge.com. An assistant professor in the Kansas City Art Institute’s Fiber Department, Kim holds an MFA in textiles from the University of Kansas and resides in Kansas City, Kansas.

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