Color by Design: Paint and Print with Dye Second Edition (Paperback)
It's Fast, Simple, and Exciting... Color by Design: Paint and Print with Dye shows you how to dye cottons and silks in an incredible range of colors and patterns-without changing the feel of your fabric. Using every tool imaginable-from brushes, sponges, stamps, and blocks to rollers, sprays, silk screens, and more-you will discover an endless array of techniques. Right away you will be able to create your own distinctive marks and colors, and with practice, you will create intricate designs with confidence and spontaneity. The updated Second Edition includes two all new chapters about mixing and dyeing blacks and about preparing and using corn and potato dextrin, the most versatile water-soluble resists. Color by Design offers: -48 exercises with crystal-clear directions, step by step -Recipes that can be prepared ahead and instructions to store them -more than 150 color photos of sensational fabrics, with how-to-captions -Information, tips, and options for more experienced dyers.
Ann learned to sew; then she learned to dye fabric. In between, she earned a BA in Literature from Stanford University and an MA in Geography from the University of Oregon, married Jim, worked in Peace Corps Peru, and taught school in the US. By now, Ann has been putting dye on fabric for over 40 years. Her years of experimentation have led to mountains of hand-dyed fabric and hundreds of one-of-a-kind quilts. Since she wrote Dye Painting!, Ann has continued to explore even more variations that work best with Procion MX dyes. She has also enjoyed giving workshops all over the world, seeing first-hand how people learn and develop their skills with dyes. Color by Accident: Low-Water Immersion Dyeing, describes a quick and easy method to create richly textured fabrics. Her DVD, Color by Accident: Exploring Low-Water Immersion Dyeing is now used worldwide. The popularity of that book pushed her to write its companion, Color By Design: Paint and Print with Dye, a very complete manual of techniques for surface design with the same dyes. Both editions of her book The Quilter's Book of Design, exhibit many of Ann's quilts, all made exclusively with her hand dyed fabrics. If Ann isn't at home dyeing fabric or making quilts, you may run into her in a workshop or a lecture in the US or Europe, or more likely, somewhere on the road or trail with Jim and one or both of their sons, Scott and Tod and their families. Her most recent work can be seen in the book The Contact: Sierra Nevada, Dyed and Stitched and on www.annjohnston.net