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Authors & Events
Jul 26, 2022
| ISBN 9781782219903
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Jul 26, 2022 | ISBN 9781782219903
Learn 11 eco-friendly tie-dye techniques and create endless colourful, contemporary, sustainable clothes and accessories.Join the trend and dip into the world of tie dye! Tie dye is something that most people can do, whatever their previous crafting experience and with little equipment needed. Inside, you’ll master both basic and more advanced tie-dye styles project by project, using just hand-made dyes or eco-reactive dyes – from favourites such as bullseye, shibori and kaleidoscope patterns to lesser-known must-haves like ice-dye and galaxy-effect designs.The beginning of the book includes a chapter on natural dyes and how to make them in your own kitchen, saving not just money but the environment too by avoiding the use of harsh chemicals. It will also discuss some eco-friendly alternatives for those who do not want to make their own dyes, as well as planet-friendly mordants that will ensure your dyed creations hold their colour.Illustrated steps and clear instructions accompany all 11 projects and tie-dye techniques, as well as an item in a different colourway made using the same technique to inspire your own unique colourways. Thrifted or upcycled garments and accessories are used to make all the projects, so you can see how once-loved or upcycled clothing easily turn into beautiful, vibrant pieces that you’ll love to wear.
Abi Patten, under her trade name ‘AbiDashery’, has been making a living from tie dye full time. Totally self-taught, Abi has been honing her tie-dye skills since 2012. After receiving glowing responses from her family and friends, in 2013 Abi… More about Abi Patten
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