The Dyer's Companion (The Companion Series)

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9781931499514: The Dyer's Companion (The Companion Series)

Waterstones Newsletter:There's really not too much to say about this book, except that if you are looking for the most comprehensive and practical reference book on dyeing threads and fabric, you have found it. It has a spiral binding, and tells you everything you need to know, from materials to techniques to different kinds of dyes to terminology and colour theory. Measurement tables for exact dye quantity measurement are also included, as well as a visual (photo) guide to dyed wool in primary and secondary colours, as well as chromatic graduations.The main downside of the book is simply is that it could be prettier. Excluding the colour charts mentioned above, the only illustrations are a couple of line drawings (literally only one or two). If you have never dyed anything before, you may find other books on the subject give better step-by-step visual guides to the process ('Natural Dyeing' by Jackie Crook is beautifully illustrated throughout, but specifically with regard - obviously! - to natural dyes). As a reference book, however, it can't be beaten.

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The Dyer's Companion is an essential reference tool for anyone who wants to dye natural or synthetic fibers, fabric or yarns. This handy, easily accessible guide offers a wealth of indispensable information on equipment and supplies, types of dyes, preparation, safety, measurements, dyeing procedures, basic surface design techniques (including painting, marbling, and silk screening), proper dye disposal methods, and recordkeeping. Dye master Dagmar Klos draws on her wealth of experience to provide step-by-step recipes for dye methods she has refined, ones that produce consistent and successful results. Beginners will gain the confidence to add color to fiber, while seasoned textile artisans are sure to discover a host of friendly tips and hints. An eight-page color section showing 100 skeins of yarn in a range of color gradations, along with the fundamentals of color theory, provide you with encouragement to explore your own dyeing variations. Whether you are passionate about dyeing or just want to create colors for sewing, quilting, spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, embroidering, or felting, this comprehensive resource puts everything you need at your fingertips and is certain to become an invaluable partner at your dyepot.

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