Item description for The Surface Designer's Handbook: Dyeing, Printing, Painting, and Creating Resists on Fabric by Holly Brackman...
Beginning with studio practices and safety rules,thisinformation-packed handbook is appropriate for both newcomers and experienceddyers but assumes that readers have aserious interest in textile design. An overview of dyeing starts withfibers and fabrics and discusses all aspects ofthe dyes favored by textile studios---fiber reactive, acid, vat, and disperse---before explaining discharging,screen printing, monoprinting, stamping, stenciling, resist dyeing, dvor, and painting. Would-be fabric artists are advised along the way to identify a personal approach to dyeing---free spirit?rule-follower?---andcolor photographs of work bytoday'stop fiber artists elucidate prevailing styles. Recipes and techniquesare accompanied by step-by-step instructions withphotographs, and a concealed spiral binding allows the book to lie flat. Ten appendicesincludeaworksheetfor recordingchemicals, procedures, and costs for allprojects; a guide to washing fabric; descriptions of stock solutions, thickeners, and steaming; a metric conversion table; and a guide to water temperatures.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 9" Height: 11" Weight: 2.25 lbs.
Binding Spiral Bound
Release Date Oct 28, 2006
Publisher Interweave Press
ISBN 193149990X ISBN13 9781931499903
Reviews - What do customers think about The Surface Designer's Handbook: Dyeing, Printing, Painting, and Creating Resists on Fabric?
Fantastic, Inspiring, Educational & Fun Jul 31, 2008
Just could not imagine a more comprehensive handbook - I learned so much and developed a great appreciation for our fabric artists and a strong desire to try many of these techniques myself.
Visually so-so. Mar 11, 2008
While this book is technically excellent, I found the majority of the visuals so-so leaving me wondering why to bother learning this!
Missing Dec 27, 2007
I would like to say that this book posted to me to the correct address has never arrived and I cant find anywhere else to tell you this important fact. Lillian Smith
So much, much more than I expected!!! Sep 25, 2007
Others have already related the key points about this book. I just want to further confirm for everyone looking to buy it that this author really did an EXCELLENT job. She obviously is a art and TECHNICAL expert in this field. She could've taken less time and put out a book that would've gotten her a solid 4.5-star rating. Instead she obviously put in twice the time and ended up with a 10-star book. She gives you all the details that people serious about trying complicated crafts look for but rarely find without studying in the studio of a professional. I just picked this up from the NEW BOOKS rack at the library because I am generally interested in the subjected. Like the one person so far who has given her a lower rating, it did make me think that this is probably too difficult for me. But on the other hand, she has many photos showing the possibilities of what I might be able to accomplish if I did try and it's very seductive. Nothing very special worth accomplishing comes easily and that seems to also apply to fabric art. I also appreciate the thoughtfulness of her making the binding a spiral so the pages lay perfectly flat for easy reference while you follow the directions. If I decide to seriously try this craft, it will be this book that I buy and I doubt I'd even need to buy another one ever.
Throw away your notes - this is all you need! Sep 3, 2007
This book has enabled me to recycle ALL of my class and workshop notes and just use this book - it's all there and in great detail. (now I have space for MORE books)