THE ASHFORD BOOK OF DYEING: Revised Edition by Ann Milner


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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.


148 pages

1. Getting Started
2. Natural Dyeing
3. Using Chemical Dyes
4. Chemical Dye Baths for Protein Fibres
5. Chemical Dye Baths for Cellulose Dyes
6. Direct Application of Chemical Dyes
7. Creative Dyeing Techniques
8. Prepared Liquid Dyes for Silk
9. Dyeing Synthetic Fibres
10. Dyeing with a Microwave Oven
11. Colour
12. Projects

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