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Colour on cloth - Ruth Issett

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Title
Colour on cloth
Author
Ruth Issett
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Search Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20090417

NEW IN PAPERBACK
Author Ruth Issett is one of the world's leading colourist in textile art today. Her stunning colour combinations defy colour rules and she shows you how to experiment with techniques to get the very best out of any textile work. The book is aimed at all those involved in textiles - embroiderers, patchworkers and textile decorators, as well as students and teachers of design. Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs of finished fabrics, this simple colour 'recipe' book gives guidance and reassurance on the technical aspects of colour and dyeing. It shows how to dye different natural fabrics, including heavy cotton, silk, satin, linen, and cotton velvet as well as threads. It offers colour mixing and inspiration: colour combinations; tones, tints, shades; and, complementary schemes. It offers detailed guidance on the dyeing processes, including equipment, shades, colour families, over-dyeing, pre-treatment of fabric, and fabric types.It provides ways of applying dye from the very, very simple onwards. It features: techniques, including the various types of resists as well as discharge and bleached effects; and, advanced techniques and combinations, including the use of thickeners and over-dyeing. This is the ultimate book on adding colour to fabric new in paperback. It explores the creative possibilities of applying dye to fabric. It is packed with dye 'recipes' and practical, in-depth technical information. It also features beautiful colour textile pieces to inspire and instruct.
It includes:
How to dye different natural fabrics, including heavy cotton, silk, satin, linen, and cotton velvet as well as threads
Colour mixing and inspiration: colour combinations, tones, tints, shades; complementary schemes
Detailed guidance on the dyeing processes, including equipment, shades, colour families, over-dyeing, pre-treatment of fabric, and fabric types
Ways of applying dye
Techniques, including the various types of resists as well as discharge and bleached effects
Advanced techniques and combinations, including the use of thickeners and over-dyeing

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Ruth Issett is a lecturer in Creative Studies. A highly experienced textile artist, she teaches all over the UK on courses and workshops and carries out private commissions, ranging from wallhangings to garments. She regularly demonstrates textile and paper techniques for Viv Arther of Art Van Go at large textile shows and exhibitions. Ruth lives in Ashford, Kent.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Color in textile crafts.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
128

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