Prepared to Dye: Dyeing Techniques for Fiber Artists
Author: Gene Shepherd
Prepared to Dye is the ultimate dyeing handbook for fiber artists. Featuring acclaimed rug hooking artist, Gene Shepherd, you'll learn many different ways you can use commercial acid dye to produce fantastic effects in fiber of all kinds for hooking, prodding, punch needle, applique, knitting, crocheting, and more. You'll also learn to bleed, marbleize, and marry found wool to produce gorgeous colors and patterns without any added dyes. Included are instructions for preparing different kinds of fiber for dyeing, information on setting up and furnishing your dye space, and hundreds of useful tips from a master dyer. With step-by-step demonstrations of 19 different dyeing methods in many variations, this book is bound to have the perfect process to get the results you want.
Gene Shepherd teaches hooking and dyeing classes regularly in California and through his online Internet Rug Camp, as well as at camps and special events throughout the US and in Canada, England, Australia, and Russia. His work has appeared four times in Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs, and he has been a Celebration judge as well. He is a frequent contributor to Rug Hooking magazine magazine the ATHA newsletter. He lives in Anaheim, California with his wife Marsha and his parakeets.
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Rug Hooking Magazine; 6/30/13 edition (July 1, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1881982920
- ISBN-13: 9781881982920
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.3 x 10.9 inches