How to Dye Your Own Fabric (Paperback)
"How to Dye Your Own Fabric" provides a straight-forward beginners guide for those wanting to explore a whole new world of colour. With a collection of creative sewing projects and basic dyeing techniques that anyone can achieve in their own home, this book guides you, step-by-step, through the craft of fabric dyeing.In this book, Margo Price shares her tried-and-tested techniques and sewing projects, perfected over ten-year's experience of running her own sewing business "Time4me Workshops". The creative ideas explained in this book make essential reading for anyone wanting an inspiring introduction to the fascinating world of fabric dyeing.Find out how safe and easy it is to dye your own fabric at homeDyeing is not difficult. There are a few chemicals involved, and a fair amount of mess, but with a bit of care and attention to detail, home dyeing is easily achievable by almost anyone.Explore the world of colourAs with painting, you need only three basic primary colours to begin with, plus black, to create a whole colour-wheel.Discover which fabrics you can dye and what chemicals and equipment you will needYou will need just a few basic chemicals and equipment to enable you to to create fabulous custom coloured fabrics of your own.Learn how to dye a basic colour wheelThis book provides an introduction to the basic colour wheel and how to reproduce all the colours from primary colour dyes.Discover the 5 stage process to dyeing your fabricThis book simplifies the dyeing process and shows you how to create the basic colours on a colour wheel. You will then go on to try other colour wheels for different effects.Discover how to get more from your colour wheelOnce you have mastered the basic colour wheel, you will be shown how to create even more colours, alternative colour wheels and muted tones to enable you to have full control of the dyeing process.Reinforce your skills with projectsA variety of colourful projects are included in this book which will help to reinforce your new-found dyeing skills and expand your knowledge and experience of colour.
Margo Price has run sewing (and other craft) classes for many years, under the name of "Time4me Workshops", from her home in Hampshire on the South coast of England. Margo now writes craft books and publishes articles and patterns, in national magazines, in response to the many requests she receives for advice on sewing and how to run a successful craft business. A former career as a technical writer enables Margo to explain in concise, clear and compelling terms, how to achieve professional results with your craft projects and make fabulous things that everybody will enjoy.