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The basic guide to dyeing & painting fabric
Walter, Cindy.
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Iola, WI : Krause Publications, [2002]

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96 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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TT851 .W35 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Hand-dyed and painted fabrics are extremely popular, and now everyone can own a complete guide to creating these colorful, dynamic, breathtaking, and fashionable styles. This exciting new book contains 10 projects, suitable for any skill level, for dyeing and painting quilts, wearables, purses, pillows, and more Each project includes step-by-step instructions to guide the reader. An introductory section covers the basics, such as supplies, how to prepare the fabric, paints and dyes, and painting techniques and styles. Also features a gallery of gorgeous quilts made from painted and dyed fabrics to inspire the reader.

Table of Contents

Authors' Introductionp. 4
In Gratitudep. 5
Introduction to Dyeing and Painting Fabricp. 7
Section 1 Overviewp. 8
Colorp. 8
Colorantp. 10
Fabricsp. 10
Your Workspacep. 12
Clean Upp. 12
Safetyp. 13
Section 2 Dyesp. 14
Types of Dyesp. 15
Reactive Dyesp. 16
Acid Dyesp. 17
Natural Dyesp. 19
Methods of Dyeingp. 20
Fixing Dyesp. 21
Chemical Fixingp. 21
Steamingp. 21
Fixing a Combination of Dye and Paintp. 21
Dyeing Techniquesp. 22
Immersion Dyeingp. 22
Gradation Projectp. 25
Direct Dyeingp. 26
Using Gutta Resistp. 30
Shibori and Tie-dyeingp. 32
Discharge Methods and Variations on Techniquesp. 34
Section 3 Paintsp. 37
Types of Paintp. 38
Transparentp. 38
Opaquep. 39
Metallicp. 39
Basic Painting Information and Techniquesp. 40
Getting Startedp. 40
Supplies Needed for Paintingp. 42
Fixing Paintp. 42
Basic Painting Techniquesp. 42
Abstract Brush Strokep. 43
Sponge Paintingp. 44
Stubby Brush Strokesp. 45
Scrunch Paintingp. 46
Spray Bottlep. 48
Salted Fabricp. 50
Painting on Silk With a Framep. 51
Over-paintingp. 52
Painted Gridp. 54
Stampingp. 56
Splatter Paintingp. 57
Heliographicp. 58
Additional Color Inspirationp. 59
Gallery: Projects Created With Dyed & Painted Fabricsp. 64
Projectsp. 90
Recommended Readingp. 94
Resourcesp. 94
Indexp. 96