Tie dye is back - and in a big way! Gracing catwalks and chic interiors the world over, hand-dyed textiles have never been cooler. Whether it's dip dyeing, shibori, ombre or classic circle designs, this book contains all the essential skills readers need to create contemporary patterned textiles using simple dyeing techniques. Expert authors Pepa and Karen provide detailed step-by-step instructions and clear photographs for the core techniques, and a pattern directory showing how to achieve a myriad of beautiful designs.
Each technique has multiple variations demonstrating the different ways the reader can manipulate the effect created. Each technique is accompanied by a desirable wearable or home decor project, giving readers the opportunity to put their new skills to use.
Pepa Martin and Karen Davis are renowned for pushing the boundaries of the ancient craft, and their partnership, Shibori, is famous for using non-traditional and modern materials such as leather and hessian. Authors of Shibori Recreated, they also run workshops and collaborate with leading architects, fashion designers, stylists and artists. Their work has appeared in numerous magazines and has been included in books by renowned interior stylists Mr Jason Grant and Sibella Court, and fashion designer Fleur Wood. They live in New South Wales, Australia. www.shibori.com.au
Introduction Getting Started Techniques and Projects Dip dyeing Arashi or Pole wrapping Mokume shibori or stitch resist Kumo: web-like circles Heat set shibori: using polyester fabric, creating a resist and setting it with heat to permanently keep the shape Stripes Itajime or Shape resist Scrunch: a random abstract pattern created by scrunching and crumpling fabric Yanugi or Rope Bleaching or removing colour Space dyeing or pouring dye over bound cloth to create coloured sections instead of all-over colour Rust: transferring rust from old objects to create rust image on fabric Resources Index