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The Surface Designer's Handbook
Beginning with studio practices and safety rules, this information-packed handbook is appropriate for both newcomers and experienced dyers but assumes that readers have a serious interest in textile design. An overview of dyeing starts with fibers and fabrics and discusses all aspects of the dyes favored by textile studios—fiber reactive, acid, vat, and disperse—before exp ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Interweave Press
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The most comprehensive section on dyeing ever. Gives lots of details about using Procion MX dyes and acid dyes for silk and wool including weight of fiber calculations rather than the less accurate tsps. Also covers the usual surface design techniques such as screenprinting, stamping, discharge, etc. Includes a section on embellishments that covers use of thread. Preferable to Kate Wells.