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Surface Designer's Handbook

The Surface Designer's Handbook:
Dyeing, Printing, Painting, and Creating Resists on Fabric
by Holly Brackmann

Hardcover, Enclosed Spiral $29.95
ISBN 10: 193149990X
ISBN 13: 9781931499903
Interweave Press, 2006.
144 pages.
8.5" x 11"

Discover the secrets to creating visual complexity and depth in fabric. This comprehensive guide brings together dyeing techniques and surface design in one book. Whether you're a skilled surface designer or just starting out, this book is certain to become your essential reference tool!

Beginning with studio practices and safety rules, this information- packed handbook:

  • Covers all aspests of dyes favored by textile studios - fiber reactive, acid, vat, and disperse
  • Explains step-by-step how to use these dyes to alter and change surfaces by discharging, screen printing, monoprinting, stamping, stenciling, resist dyeing, dévoré, and painting
  • Teaches embellishing your fabric with foiling, embroidery, beadwork, or collage
  • Inspires with color photgrphs showcasing work from today's top fiber artists.

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