This book reveals more than 25 creative effects that can be achieved with ease. From dip dyeing to pole wrapping, space dyeing to bleaching, trendy ombre shading to classic circles, this book contains all the essential skills you need to create contemporary patterned textiles.
First you’ll learn the basic steps needed to achieve beginner-level dyeing including choosing fabrics, selecting tools, creating a dye bath, different dyes and recipes, colours and design placement, and basic folding and clamping techniques. You’ll then go on to master a wide range of dying techniques through step-by-step guides. Each technique is accompanied by a great project to show you how to use the technique to fantastic effect on clothing and home décor items.
Create a basic dip-dyed dress, a pleated pole-wrapped t-shirt, a stitch resist pillowcase, a marble heat-set scarf, a striped tote bag, scrunch-dyed curtains, a rope-dyed table runner, bleached trousers, a space-dyed throw rug, a rust-transfer wall hanging and more! Each technique is shown with variations demonstrating the how you can adapt or manipulate the effect and clear photography ensures you will understand ever step of the process to achieve stunning results.