The Ashford Book of Dyeing is a comprehensive, clearly written introduction to the wonderful world of color - placed on fabric exactly how and where you want it. The text is immediately accessible to the absolute beginner. From an outline of basic principles, the author takes a step-by-step approach describing fabrics, relevant dyes and techniques. For the more experienced dyer she also provides detailed recipes for named dyes, instructions for advanced techniques and a very clear discussion of percentage dyeing, a system that enables the dyer to recreate exactly a specific shade or color.
This 1998 edition of The Ashford Book of Dyeing now also includes a chapter of projects which guides the dyer through a series of practical exercises designed to help develop an appreciation and understanding the techniques involved.
Paperback -- by Ann Milner