Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It

Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It

Shabd Simon-Alexander

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: 0307965732

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Tie-dye has grown up and resurfaced as one of today’s most inspired looks. Whether dip-dye, shibori, ombré, or the traditional circle pattern, the new take on tie-dye is amazingly fresh, fashionable, and fun. In Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It, acclaimed fashion designer and artist Shabd Simon-Alexander shares her techniques for creating the innovative styles that make her own hand-dyed collection so popular. Packed with Shabd’s design secrets, color guidance, expert tips on making each piece distinctly your own, and twenty-two step-by-step projects for garments, accessories, and home décor items, this book will soon have you creating sophisticated dresses, leggings, scarves, tees, and more. Once you experience tie-dye like this, you’ll never think of it the same way again!

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book from this wheel. VALUE Value refers to how light or dark a color is. By mixing a pure color with black, we create shades of that color. Usually, by mixing a pure color with white you create tints, but because there is no white dye, we do this by using water instead. A higher proportion of water is necessary to make the same impact that black makes on the original color, and black will alter a color very quickly, so add it slowly until you achieve the color you want. SATURATION Saturation

immersing wet fabric, and offers more subtle variation in color and pattern. This method may also yield less intense colors. ALTERNATIVE IMMERSION DYE METHODS Immersion dye baths can be used in various ways. Try dyeing in multiple consecutive baths (see the Geode Skirt, and the Ripple Blanket), or try submerging only part of the garment in the dye. Dip your garment in a bath to create a sharp line (see the Dip-Dye Tote), or a gradated ombré effect (see the Ombré Day Gown). Or simply scrunch

bag, or simply leave them flat on the table and cover in plastic while they cure. Leave for 24 hours, then rinse and wash as usual. ALTERNATIVE: For a classic, French-inspired striped garment, tie it the same way and then throw it in an immersion bath to dye it a solid color. TECHNIQUE: STRIPES Stripes can be bold and fun, like a classic French sailor shirt, or can be used to create a more organic and delicate look. A striped pattern can come from a variety of sources: gathering or

color on silk or wool. Although fiber- reactive dyes work on protein fibers as well, color shifts often occur and it is difficult to achieve deep colors or true black without acid dyes. LEVEL Medium FABRIC Protein fibers (wool, silk), nylon PERMANENCY Permanent METHOD Hot-water method: immersion dye in boiling water SAFETY Protect eyes and lungs; dyes are safe when handled properly. * * * ALL-PURPOSE GENERAL INFORMATION All purpose dyes, or grocery store dyes like Rit, are premixed

chemicals in clearly labeled containers and keep them in a cool dark place. (If you need to store dyes or chemicals in the fridge, seal the container well and label it clearly.) * * * Dispose of all dyes and chemicals as instructed on the labels; they can generally be disposed of as you would any washing liquid. * * * If you experience an adverse reaction to any product, stop using it and consult a doctor. GENERAL TOOLS The exact tools needed differ slightly for different

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