Dye Painting!

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American Quilter's Society, 1992 - Crafts & Hobbies - 87 pages
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This resource provides practical instructions for applying color and design directly to fabric. Basic information about the dye painting process is given. The guide addresses the technical aspects of fabric dye and color use and offers suggestions for fabric manipulation and dye application in order to achieve various design effects. This information is organized in seven chapters: (1) "What Is Dye Painting?"; (2) "The Method"; (3) "The Materials"; (4) "The Colors"; (5) "The Applications"; (6) "Gallery," which includes color plates of sample designs and projects; and (7) "Questions and Answers," which addresses common problems encountered by students and practicing dye artists. Exercises given in each chapter encourage experimentation with presented techniques and processes. Appendices give variations of processes and list mail-order sources. The guide concludes with a glossary and bibliography. (MM)

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A Starting Place
The Method
The Materials

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About the author (1992)

Ann has been making quilts for over 30 years and plans to make them for another 30. In the 70s Ann was making traditional-style quilts, and started dyeing fabric to get the best colors. She explored many approaches in order to find the correct dye recipes and develop ways to work that were home friendly. By the early 80s she was using only her own hand-dyed fabrics, perfecting dye painting with precision for whole cloth silk quilts. By the late 90s, Ann had learned many more dyeing and construction techniques and her work changed accordingly, as seen in her clear and colorful book The Quilter's Book of Design, Expanded 2nd Edition. She is also widely known for her books, workshops, and DVD about fabric dyeing, Color By Accident: Exploring Low-Water Immersion Dyeing, Color By Design: Paint and Print with Dye, and Color By Accident: Low-Water Immersion Dyeing. Her collectors respect her viewpoint and her students admire her generosity and skill in teaching what she knows. For more information visit www.annjohnston.net.

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