Contemporary Dyecraft: Over 50 Tie-dye Projects for Scarves, Dresses, T-Shirts and More

Melanie Brummer, Firefly, $19.95 trade paper (144p) ISBN 978-1-55407-729-8
Brummer's first book is a comprehensive guide to tie-dying, with clear instructions and multiple color photographs for a series of lovely projects that use a variety of materials, from a throw dyed with a cobweb design to an impressive series of silk scarves. Amazingly, Brummer is able to achieve both rustic and sophisticated looks, and readers who previously thought that tie-dye meant rainbow-splotched shirts adorning Deadheads will be impressed by the variety that can be achieved on (most often) cotton garments with rubber bands and buckets of dye. That said, Brummer focuses here exclusively on tie-dying; there's no batik, resist dying, or even much bleach work to be found. A hundred and forty-four pages is an awful lot of tie-dye, even for the aficionado. Photos. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 01/10/2011
Release date: 09/01/2010
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