Dyes and Batik
Art Craft Natural Dyeing: Traditional Recipes Modern Use
Art Craft Natural Dyeing
Traditional Recipes Modern Use
Paperback      ISBN: 0870496700

"This is the most comprehensive manual written on natural dyes since the early 1800s. Jim Liles has rescued ancient skills from near-extinction and shared them in a book that will inspire, challenge, and guide the modern dyer."--Rita Buchanan, author of A Weaver's Garden, and editor of the new Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Handbook on Natural Dyes
" . . . a must for every dyer. The recipes are explicit and detailed as to success and failure."--Mary Frances Davidson

For several thousand years, all dyes were of animal, vegetable, or mineral origin, and many ancient civilizations possessed excellent dye technologies. The first synthetic dye was produced in 1856, and the use of traditional dyes declined rapidly thereafter. By 1915 few non-synthetics were used by industry or craftspeople. The craft revivals of the 1920s explored traditional methods of natural dyeing to some extent, particularly with wool, although the great eighteenth- and nineteenth-century dye manuals, which recorded the older processes, remained largely forgotten.

In The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing, J. N. Liles consolidates the lore of the older dyers with his own first-hand experience to produce both a history of natural dyes and a practical manual for using pre-synthetic era processes on all the natural fibers--cotton, linen, silk, and wool. A general section on dyeing and mordanting and a glossary introduce the beginner to dye technology. In subsequent chapters, Liles summarizes the traditional dye methods available for each major color group. Scores of recipes provide detailed instructions on how to collect ingredients--flowers, weeds, insects, wood, minerals--prepare the dyevat, troubleshoot, and achieve specific shades.

The book will appeal not only to beginning and veteran dyers but to students of restorations and reconstruction as well as to craftspeople--spinners, quilters, weavers, knitters, and other textile artists--interested in natural dyes for their beauty and historical authenticity.

The Author: J. N. Liles is professor of zoology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has taught at Arrowmont School and other regional craft schools and has exhibited his work at the Arrowmont School, the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild Folk Art Center, and the Carol Reece Museum.
Batik and Tie Dye Techniques
Batik and Tie Dye Techniques
Paperback      ISBN: 0486271315

In this comprehensive, generously illustrated handbook, textile artist and teacher Nancy Belfer leads readers step by step through the technique required to successfully create imaginative and beautiful batiks and tie-dyed textiles. Even beginners, following the instructions in this thorough, thoughtful guidebook, can create colorful and exciting textiles that will add distinctive touches to clothing, home furnishings, and more.
The author first reviews the early uses of dyes and the application of resist dye processes to textiles, then explores the history and tradition of batik, emphasizing the traditional Javanese batik method. She then covers every facet of the process of designing and making batiks, from selecting proper equipment and supplies, setting up a studio and making preliminary drawings and sketches to preparing the wax, applying the wax to cloth, applying dyes, and setting color.
Ms. Belfer follows a similar format in reviewing the history and traditions of tie dye and the art of designing with tie resist techniques, clearly demonstrating each stage of the process, including tritik, clamping, and discharge methods. Over 100 photographs and 28 diagrams make it easy to follow the various procedures. A helpful list of materials and equipment suppliers rounds out this excellent guide.

Batik, Tie Dyeing, Stenciling, Silk Screen, Block Printing
Batik, Tie Dyeing, Stenciling, Silk Screen, Block Printing
Paperback      ISBN: 048621401x

Outstanding, profusely illustrated guide to every step of each technique. 356 illustrations.

Colors Changing Hue - Print on Demand Edition
Colors Changing Hue - Print on Demand Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 0914881868

Color has been recognized throughout the ages as being a mood shifter, a warning sign, a symbol of passion, fury, or even jealousy. If you cannot find the colors that your heart and soul dictate MUST go into your art project... CREATE THEM Fabric painting offers you a personal choice in color. Yvonne's methods are simple and basic, using acrylic colors on silk or cotton set with a steam iron. Once you've read the chapter dedicated to creating your own unique fabric designs, you can learn techniques that will allow you the freedom to create stunning appliqu s, quilts, wearable art, dolls and even gift wrapping. No matter what your passion is, color is most certainly involved and this book will help you to evoke emotions from all who admire your art form. Important Note about PRINT ON DEMAND Editions: You are purchasing a print on demand edition of this book. This book is printed individually on uncoated (non-glossy) paper with the best quality printers available. The printing quality of this copy will vary from the original offset printing edition and may look more saturated. The information presented in this version is the same as the latest edition. Any pattern pullouts have been separated and presented as single pages. If the pullout patterns are missing, please contact c&t publishing.

Crafting with Alcohol Inks: Creative Projects for Colorful Art, Furniture, Fashion, Gifts and Holiday Decor
Crafting with Alcohol Inks
Creative Projects for Colorful Art, Furniture, Fashion, Gifts and Holiday Decor
Paperback      ISBN: 1612436447
CREATIVE DESIGNS FOR ONE-OF-A-KIND, COLORFUL PROJECTS USING VERSATILE AND AFFORDABLE ALCOHOL INKS
With alcohol inks, you can add a dazzling design to just about anything. Packed with step-by-step photos, Crafting with Alcohol Inks shows how to add your personal decorative touch to everything from home decor to heart-felt gifts, including:
- Etched-Top Wooden Jewelry Box - Monogram Pallet Art - Paper-Textured Table Drawers - Independence Day Suncatchers - Embossed Metal - Christmas Ornaments - Tile Coaster Set - Galaxy Ombre Sneakers - And many more
Creative Surface Design: Painting, Stamping, Stenciling, and Embossing Fabr
Creative Surface Design
Painting, Stamping, Stenciling, and Embossing Fabr
Paperback      ISBN: 156158486x

There are many wonderful and creative ways to decorate custom garments and home accessories, and this book features four of the most popular: stenciling, stamping, painting and embossing. The techniques are spelled out in detail, with step-by-step instructions.

Decorating Eggs: Exquisite Designs with Wax & Dye
Decorating Eggs
Exquisite Designs with Wax & Dye
Paperback      ISBN: 0764346547

Truly exquisite designs, intricate details, and brilliant color schemes come together in this new DIY book on decorating eggs. This age-old craft is given new life through gemlike color dyes and beeswax. Design a simple two-color pattern, such as a snowflake or a Mexican stamp. Go traditional with a Ukrainian egg. You can even "quilt" on your eggs with a patchwork or appliqu design. Using dyes and beeswax, these eggs can be fanciful house decorations or fun gifts for family and friends. Chapters include basic decorating tips and how to choose your colors. With illustrated step-to-step instructions and a gallery of completed projects, you'll be creating your own dynamic eggs in no time at all. This book is perfect for crafters and painters of all skill level.

Dyeing to Spin & Knit: Techniques & Tips to Make Custom Hand-Dyed Yarns
Dyeing to Spin & Knit
Techniques & Tips to Make Custom Hand-Dyed Yarns
Paperback      ISBN: 1632504103
Inspire and unleash a passion for hand-crafted color

"Unapologetic" is how Felicia Lo always describes her obsession with color and craft. In Dyeing to Spin and Knit, Felicia, founder and creative director of SweetGeorgia Yarns and highly sought after teacher and lecturer, provides clear and accessible guidance for creating gorgeous hand-dyed yarns and spinning fibers and an understanding of how dyeing affects knitted yarn and handspun yarn.

Fiber artists will learn the fundamentals of how color works, how to combine and coordinate colors, and how to control the results when dyeing wool and silk yarns and fibers. Spinners will learn how to subdue intense and bright colorways or prevent muddiness in handspun. Knitters will gain the knowledge to avoid or maximize the effects of pooling. And finally, this book will include 10 patterns that use hand-dyed and handspun yarns and fibers to their most exciting advantage in knitting projects.

Complete with detailed photographs from Felicia's own dyeing studio, Dyeing to Spin and Knit offers a master class in preparing hand-dyed yarns and fibers. Ignite your love of color--unapologetically

Earthen Pigments: Hand-Gathering & Using Natural Colors in Art
Earthen Pigments
Hand-Gathering & Using Natural Colors in Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0764341782

Discover how to collect, process, and use pigments from the earth. Starting with the equipment and tools needed for gathering soils, the author takes the reader from the field to the studio where the processes of cleaning, sifting, and mulling result in beautiful colored pigments. Through recipes and illustrations, learn how to turn these pigments into a variety of artist mediums from water-based paints, to pastels and oil/wax crayons, casein solutions, printmaking inks, and even spun into paper threads for weaving, stitching, and tying. Several pigment samples are shown throughout, and a gallery of the artist's works using hand-gathered pigments will inspire your own creative ideas. This guidebook is a wonderful resource for all artists, craftspeople, journalers, and hobbyists.

Eco Colour: Botanical Dyes for Beautiful Textiles
Eco Colour
Botanical Dyes for Beautiful Textiles
Hardcover      ISBN: 1596683309

The essence of plants bursts forth in magnificent hues and surprising palettes. Using dyes of the leaves, roots, and flowers to color your cloth and yarn can be an amazing journey into botanical alchemy. In Eco Colour, artistic dyer and colorist India Flint teaches you how to cull and use this gentle and ecologically sustainable alternative to synthetic dyes.

India explores the fascinating and infinitely variable world of plant color using a wide variety of techniques and recipes. From whole-dyed cloth and applied color to prints and layered dye techniques, India describes only ecologically sustainable plant-dye methods. She uses renewable resources and shows how to do the least possible harm to the dyer, the end user of the object, and the environment. Recipes include a number of entirely new processes developed by India, as well as guidelines for plant collection, directions for the distillation of nontoxic mordants, and methodologies for applying plant dyes.

Eco Colour inspires both the home dyer and textile professional seeking to extend their skills using India's successful methods.