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Contemporary Dyecraft: Over 50 Tie-dye Projects for Scarves, Dresses,… (edition 2010)

by Melanie Brummer, Marianne Fassier (Foreword)

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Title:Contemporary Dyecraft: Over 50 Tie-dye Projects for Scarves, Dresses, T-shirts and More
Authors:Melanie Brummer
Other authors:Marianne Fassier (Foreword)
Info:Firefly Books (2010), Paperback, 144 pages
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Contemporary Dyecraft: Over 50 Tie-dye Projects for Scarves, Dresses, T-shirts and More by Melanie Brummer

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'Contemporary Dyecraft' by Melanie Brummer is a project book for learning to tie-dye using fabric reactive dyes. The projects are for making scarves, dresses, t-shirts and other clothing. Contemporary Dyecraft was published in 2010, but a lot of the clothing does look like it belongs back in the 60's era. Even though some of the clothes do appear to be vintage, all of the projects are very educational, and I go back to Brummer's book to check on methods and techniques, and to learn another technique. Since most of my business is in bamboo sock and scarf dyeing, the scarf techniques are especially relevant to me. Contemporary Dyecraft is a great book in my dyeing library. Check it out! ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 155407729X, Paperback)

More than 50 stylish projects using the traditional tie-dye method.

Tie-dye is an easy, rewarding and affordable craft that can turn silks, cottons and simple ready-made garments into dramatic fashion statements. Author Melanie Brummer is an expert at reviving clothes, linens and draperies with this creative craft skill.

Contemporary Dyecraft features more than 50 resist-dyeing projects that are easy to do and yield beautiful one-of-a-kind results. Methods used are bucket-dyeing, dip dyeing and dyeing in a washing machine. The book begins with an introduction to suitable fabrics, types of dye, paints and an explanation of resist dyeing. The required equipment is largely household items that are inexpensive and readily available.

The projects use eight dyeing styles: flat color, graded color, crazed patterns, circles, stripes and coils, geometric shapes, spirals and stitched patterns. The materials lists are minimal, such as fabric, string or rubber bands, a bucket and kettle, and the dye.

The projects are rated by degree of difficulty and include:

Skirt in a ball
Reverse camouflage T-shirt
Candy-striped silk scarf
Water fantasy silk scarf
Flowers on a shirt
Parallel-striped Madiba shirt

Contemporary Dyecraft is an excellent beginner's guide for anyone who wants to create new items or give new life to items already in their wardrobe.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:19:24 -0400)

Dye specialist Melanie Brummer unlocks the infinite possibilities of dyed cloth for the everyday person, using simple techniques, household equipment and ready-made garments. Bringing the dye-resist technique of the Hippy era into the 21st century, she shows you how to dye T-shirts for fun, recycle your old clothes with color, make the most gorgeous silk scarves or make a bold fashion statement with ready-made garments adorned with her tried and tested dyeing techniques. Includes more than 50 projects to choose from.… (more)

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