Colour on Cloth: Create Stunning Effects with Dye on Fabric

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Pavilion Books, Aug 30, 2004 - Art - 128 pages

Following the success of 'Colour on Paper and Fabric', Ruth Issett’s 'Colour on Cloth' concentrates exclusively on the world of colouring fabric. Going into greater detail and including new techniques and effects, the book is aimed at all those involved in textiles, such as embroiderers, patchworkers and textile decorators, as well as students and teachers of design.

Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs of finished fabrics, this colour ‘recipe’ book gives guidance and reassurance on the technical aspects of colour and dyeing.

It includes :

  • How to dye different natural fabrics, including heavy cotton, silk, satin, linen, and cotton velvet as well as threads
  • Colour mixing and inspiration: colour combinations; tones, tints, shades; complementary schemes
  • Detailed guidance on the dyeing processes, including equipment, shades, colour families, over-dyeing, pre-treatment of fabric, and fabric types
  • Ways of applying dye
  • Techniques, including the various types of resists as well as discharge and bleached effects
  • Advanced techniques and combinations, including the use of thickeners and over-dyeing

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Ruth Issett is acknowledged as one of the UK's best textile artists.

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