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Written by expert shibori teacher Jane Callender, this beautiful, practical book is packed with both traditional and inventive stitch-resist techniques, a complete dyeing guide and an inspirational gallery of Janes work.
This book contains all the information a beginner will need to get started - including tips on dyeing in small spaces and a guide to all the necessary health and safety considerations - but is also packed with innovative techniques and inspiring designs that will appeal to the experienced textile artist. The book is broken into three sections.
The first shows you all the key stitch-resist techniques you need - from the basics right through to creating intricate designs and all are clearly explained with photography and illustrations. Learn how to create a range of different shibori styles, oversew, make circles and other shapes, use grids, double needles, stencils and caps, bind fabrics, work with machine stitch, use fabric buffers and incorporate applique.
The second section shows you how to use motifs to create pattern: learn how to create and position designs, including traditional arrangements such as Karamatsu and Tatewaku, create composite designs and get tips on how to plan your own patterns.
Finally, the book contains a complete guide to dyeing it contains recipes, tips and advice so that you can get the very best from every dye bath you make. Learn how to dye with both natural and synthetic indigo, in organic and synthetic vats. Also choose from a wide range of natural dyes, iron rust and dazzling Procion dyes, which can be used in combination or alone for amazing effects.
Author Bio - Jane was drawn to indigo and stitch resist when she studied textiles at the West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham. Using indigo predominately she has focused on stitch techniques, inventing new stitch formats and incorporating other textile decorative methods with shibori to further enrich surface and pattern quality.
A well-respected shibori artist, teacher and speaker, Jane is based in Norfolk, England and has taught and presented her textiles in schools, colleges and textile groups in the UK and overseas. Her work has evolved out of a love of pattern and in 2011 she authored the book 2000 Pattern Combinations: A Step-by-step Guide to Creating Pattern published by Batsford in the UK and by Bunka Shuppan in Japan. Further information can be found on her website: www.callishibori.co.uk
- 1 X 176 Page Paperback With 950 Colour Illustrations
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