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Surface Designer's Handbook
     

Surface Designer's Handbook

by Holly Brackmann
 

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Beginning with studio practices and safety rules, this information-packed handbook is appropriate for both newcomers and experienced dyers but assumes that readers have a serious interest in textile design. An overview of dyeing starts with fibers and fabrics and discusses all aspects of the dyes favored by textile studios - fiber reactive, acid, vat, and disperse

Overview

Beginning with studio practices and safety rules, this information-packed handbook is appropriate for both newcomers and experienced dyers but assumes that readers have a serious interest in textile design. An overview of dyeing starts with fibers and fabrics and discusses all aspects of the dyes favored by textile studios - fiber reactive, acid, vat, and disperse - before explaining discharging, screen printing, monoprinting, stamping, stenciling, resist dyeing, dévoré, and painting. Would-be fabric artists are advised along the way to identify a personal approach to dyeing - free spirit? rule-follower? - and color photographs of work by today's top fiber artists elucidate prevailing styles. Recipes and techniques are accompanied by step-by-step instructions with photographs. Ten appendices include a worksheet for recording chemicals, procedures, and costs for all projects; a guide to washing fabric; descriptions of stock solutions, thickeners, and steaming; a metric conversion table; and a guide to water temperatures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620332405
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
03/10/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,050,453
File size:
30 MB
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Meet the Author

Holly Brackmann is a professor of textiles and art history at Mendocino College whose designs have appeared in Handwoven; Surface Design Journal; Surface Design Newsletter; Shuttle, Spindle&Dyepot; and Weavers. She lives in Ukiah, California.

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