Beautiful pictures of wonderful dyed fabrics used in a variety of designs accompany detailed advice on the materials required, preparing the fabric and the dyeing methods. Using Shibori techniques - folding, pleating, clamping, stitching and pole wrapping, the author illustrates all the different stages, using clear step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow text. A stunning sequence of inspirational projects have been specially chosen to develop skills and build confidence, with instructions on how to make a tea cosy, a jacket, a silk scarf and more.
Previously published as A Handbook of Indigo Dyeing 9780855329761
Vivien Prideaux specialises in decorative and domestic textiles, made from natural fabrics and threads and dyed with fibre reactive, indigo and cochineal dyes. Vivien's work has been exhibited all over the British Isles, and in Japan and New Zealand. She is a member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists, and a life member of the Embroiderers' Guild. Notable commissions include the hangings in the foyer of the Hall for Cornwall, Truro; set and costume design for several Duchy Opera productions; and research and design for the Dyes and Plants exhibit at the Eden Project in Cornwall. Her work is held in collections at the International Fashion Foundation in Japan, the National Textile Collection at Hampton Court Palace, and at the Royal Cornwall Museum and Penlee House Museum in her native Cornwall.
No competition - nothing on this subject at this price level * Easy-to-follow step-by-step photography showing all the techniques * Projects included * Author has a high profile