A Fiber-artists' Guide to the Chemistry of Color.
Pair this book with the Ashford Acid Dye 12 Pot Collection to get yourself started on your path to becoming a PRO dyer.
The Ashford Book of Dyeing is a comprehensive introduction to dyes and the wonderful world of colour. There are detailed explanations of dyes and recipes for their use. Whether you are a spinner, weaver, knitter or textile artist, novice or more advanced in your craft there will be something in this book to extend your ideas. This book teaches you: - Preparing your fiber or fabric for dyeing. - Natural dyes and recipes. - Chemical dyes for cellulose and protein fibers. - Cold Pad Batch dyeing and fixing the dyes. - Percentage dyeing to enable re-production and color matching. - Creative ideas including batik, resists, painting and many more. - Understanding and using color.
1. Getting Started