Dyeing (4)

My reviews are listed below, but you can also click on this link to buy & find reviews of even more books about dyeing

(Titles are listed A-Z by author. Check side bar for links to book reviews covering different stitch techniques. Please feel free to add comments – especially if you disagree with me!)

TEXTILE ART: A Practical and Inspirational Guide to Manipulating, Colouring and Embellishing Fabric by APPLE PRESS

THE NAVAJO WEAVING WAY: The Path from Fleece to Rug by NOEL BENNETT

PAPERMAKING WITH GARDEN PLANTS AND COMMON WEEDS: An Eco-Friendly Approach byHELEN HIEBERT

THE DYER’S COMPANION by DAGMAR KLOS

There’s really not too much to say about this book, except that if you are looking for the most comprehensive and practical reference book on dyeing threads and fabric, you have found it. It has a spiral binding, and tells you everything you need to know, from materials to techniques to different kinds of dyes to terminology and colour theory. Measurement tables for exact dye quantity measurement are also included, as well as a visual (photo) guide to dyed wool in primary and secondary colours, as well as chromatic graduations. The main downside of the book is simply is that it could be prettier. Excluding the colour charts mentioned above, the only illustrations are a couple of line drawings (literally only one or two). If you have never dyed anything before, you may find other books on the subject give better step-by-step visual guides to the process. As a reference book, however, it can’t be beaten.

Links to some more book that I haven’t read yet, but look quite cool:

NATURAL DYEING by JACKIE CROOK FABRIC PAINTING FOR EMBROIDERY by VALERIE CAMPBELL-HARDING DYEING IN PLASTIC BAGS: No Mess, No Fuss, Just Great Colours by HELEN DEIGHAN DYEING TO KNIT: How to Use and Create Your Own Beautiful Hand-dye Yarns by ELAINE ESKESON COLOUR ON CLOTH: Colour, Design and Technique by RUTH ISSETT THE YARN LOVER’S GUIDE TO HAND DYEING by LINDA LABELLE YARNS TO DYE FOR by KATHLEEN TAYLOR

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