Fabric to Dye For: Create 72 Hand-Dyed Colors for Your Stash; 5 Fused Quilt Projects

by Frieda Anderson

Paperback, 2010

Status

Available

Call number

746.6

Collection

Publication

C&T Publishing (2010), Edition: Illustrated, 80 pages

Description

"[A] user-friendly guide to coloring your own cloth . . . this basic and straightforward guide has all you need to get started." --Quilting Arts Tired of going to the fabric store only to discover the colors you need aren't in stock? Always wanted to try hand dyeing your own fabric but found it too intimidating? Now you can create beautiful colors to fit your every whim. Hand-dyed fabric costs less than pre-dyed fabric, and the best part is there are no confusing, complicated formulas to follow--dye formulas use standard measurements like cups and spoonfuls instead of grams and ounces. Create a rainbow of color from just four basic dyes. This book includes step-by-step instructions for everything from preparing your work area to mixing the dyes to washing and drying your hand-dyed fabrics. 4 easy-to-follow charts for dyes, colors, and gradations Learn to create resist patterns on newly dyed fabric Discover how to thicken dye to create interesting and creative effects and painted designs Save even more money by producing mystery fabric with leftover dye Create small batches or large batches… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member jbbkelsey
Fabric to Dye For, by Frieda Anderson, can really make you drool over fabric colors (If that is possible?!). I have read about fabric dyeing before, and I always thought 'Someday' After reading Fabric to Dye For, my thoughts are 'Do It Now'! Anderson makes fabric dyeing easy to understand, creating
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excitement over her gorgeous colors for quilting. Dyeing fabric is now in reach for me, and soon, I will be purchasing dyes for my own use, and using Fabric to Dye For as my guide!
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Language

Original language

English

Physical description

80 p.; 11.12 inches

ISBN

1571208232 / 9781571208231

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