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Colour on Cloth



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Colour on Cloth by Ruth Issett
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Following the success of Colour on Paper and Fabric, Ruth Issett's Colour on Fabric concentrates exclusively on the world of colouring fabric. Going into greater detail and including new techniques and effects, the book is aimed at all those involved in textiles, such as embroiderers, patchworkers and textile decorators, as well as students and teachers of design. Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs of finished fabrics, this colour 'recipe' book gives guidance and reassurance on the technical aspects of colour and dyeing. 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.

Author Biography

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 Arthur of Art Van Go at large textile shows and exhibitions. Ruth lives in Ashford, Kent.
Release date NZ
August 30th, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
90 colour photographs
Batsford Ltd
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