Beginner fabric dyers will delight in Frieda Anderson’s user-friendly guide to coloring your own cloth. If you’re new to dyeing, or simply want to perfect your practice, you’ll find all the necessary information within these pages. Anderson focuses on Procion MX dyes and comprehensibly takes the reader through all steps of the fabric dyeing process, from preparing the fixative to mixing the dyes and immersing the fabrics. She focuses on gradation dyeing in particular, demonstrating how just a few colors can be used to create a collection of fabrics in a range of harmonized hues, and discusses the technicalities of color families, tints, and complements.
Techniques for dyeing fabric flat and dye painting are also included. Anderson even outlines the basics of fusing and finishing your quilts, and includes five fusing projects to help you put your newly dyed fabrics to use. For a first-time dyer, this basic and straightforward guide has all you need to get started.