A Beginner's Guide to Dyeing: 12 Step-By-Step Lessons and 21 Projects To Get You Started

A Beginner's Guide to Dyeing: 12 Step-By-Step Lessons and 21 Projects To Get You Started

by Clementine Lubin

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Overview

Everything you need to know to start dyeing and create 12 dazzling dye effects - from tie-dyeing and dip-dyeing to creating checks, lines, droplets and bubbles. Then learn how to put them into practice to create 21 gorgeous sewn projects, ranging from bags and pillows to towels, scarves and clothing.

Whether you're looking to refresh, transform or personalize your clothing, soft furnishings or fabric accessories, or to dye fabric so that you can create brand-new items, this book has you covered.

This simple but rich and informative book contains everything you need to know to start dyeing. It shows you how to create 12 dazzling dye effects - from tie-dyeing and dip-dyeing to creating checks, lines, droplets and bubbles - and then shows you how to put them into practice to create 21 gorgeous sewn projects, ranging from bags and pillows to towels, scarves and clothing.

It offers advice on dyeing printed fabrics and working with a base color, as well as guidance on washing and maintaining dyed fabric. The dyeing techniques are created either in the washing machine, by hand or in the microwave, and clear instructions are given for each method. The book focuses on readily-available chemical dyes, but the processes could transfer to natural types as well. All the sewing steps are explained clearly, with handy illustrations to provide clarity where necessary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782215554
Publisher: Search Press
Publication date: 02/13/2018
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Clementine Lubin is in love with sewing. She is the author of numerous titles with Marie Claire Books: L'Agenda Couture Singer (2016), Je couds pour ma fille (2016), Coudre pour l'école (2016), J'apprends à coudre des robes et des jupes (2015), J'apprends à coudre des hauts (2015). She is also one of the authors of the best-seller Apprendre à coudre à la machine (2012), a reference book to learn sewing.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Why Dye? 5

What to Dye 6

The Qualities of Dyed Fabrics 8

Different Types of Dye 10

The Colours 12

Dyeing: General Principles 14

Equipment 16

Sewing Box 18

The Main Principles of Dyeing 20

Creating Effects 24

1 Creating random patterns by knotting 24

2 Making a big circle 25

3 Creating a bubble effect 26

4 Creating plant-like effects 27

5 Creating a dip-dyed effect 28

6 Creating a wide, irregular line 29

7 Creating geometric checks 30

8 Creating narrow lines 31

9 Creating effects with a spray 32

10 Crearing a droplet effect 33

11 Creating a 'stain' effect 34

12 Particular case: dyeing wool 35

Projects

Dyeing in the Washing Machine 36

1 Crochet throw with lining 38

2 Patterned pillows 42

3 Placemat tablecloth 46

4 Decarative linen vases 50

5 Bed quilt with buttons 54

6 Golden-yellow crocheted pillows 58

7 Navy blue pillowcase 62

8 Bolster cover 66

9 Hand towel and wash mitt 70

10 Taux paper storage bag 74

11 Denim & leather satchel bag 78

Hand Dyeing 82

12 Landscape scatter pillows 84

13 Tea towel and potholder set 88

14 Ombre T-shirt 92

15 Collar 96

16 Spotty pastel shirt dress 100

17 Sky blue scarf with trim and tassels 104

18 Zip-up bag with front-facing zip 108

19 Zip-up bag with top zip 112

Dyeing in the Microwave 116

20 Coral dress with floral cosrage 118

21 Mix-and-match table mat set 124

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