A Handbook of Indigo Dyeing by Vivien Prideaux
Dyeing with indigo has to be one of the most exciting and magical ways to create blue. Every time it is still magical. Vivien Prideaux presents a stimulating and inspirational guide in which she shows how an amazing range rich and subtle blues can be created using indigo dye.
Beautiful pictures of wonderful dyed fabrics used in a variety of designs accompany detailed advice on the materials required, preparing the fabric and the dyeing methods. Using Shibori techniques - folding, pleating, clamping, stitching and pole wrapping, the author illustrates all the different stages, using clear step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow text. A stunning sequence of inspirational projects have been specially chosen to develop skills and build confidence, with instructions on how to make a tea cosy, a jacket, a silk scarf and more.