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Modern Color: An Illustrated Guide to Dyeing Fabric for Modern Quilts

Kim Lauren Eichler-Messmer

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Stash Books
27 December 2013
Art & Architecture; Quiltmaking, patchwork & applique
Learn how to create a truly individual piece for which you're the fabric designer, quilt designer, and quiltmaker! Go ahead - take a dip! This DIY book teaches you how to dye cloth by hand to create unique fabrics to use in modern quilt designs. Includes instructions for setting up a home dye studio with minimal equipment and teaches key mixing techniques. You'll be able to make any colour you want, including any value (lightness and darkness) and gradation, allowing for an unlimited palette and endless inspiration.
By:   Kim Lauren Eichler-Messmer
Imprint:   Stash Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 255mm,  Width: 205mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   527g
ISBN:   9781607056928
ISBN 10:   1607056925
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   27 December 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kim Eicjhler-Messmer is an assistant professor at the Kansas City Art Institute's Fiber Department.

Reviews for Modern Color: An Illustrated Guide to Dyeing Fabric for Modern Quilts

If you have ever thought about dyeing your own fabric then this book could be helpful as a starting point, as all the recipes for the colours are clearly explained. The book starts with the basics, such as outlining the supplies needed to set up a dyeing area, and briefly explains how to use dye gradations. After this general introduction, the dyeing recipes are linked to quilting projects. Down Under Quilts Magazine, June 2014 In this book, Kim Eichler-Messmer takes readers on a fun and step-by-step journey of hand dyeing fabric. Beginning with the basics of dyes, fabrics, and supplies, Kim offers straightforward instructions and tips that will get you dyeing your own fabric in no time and then moving on to experiment with different techniques. The section on How to Dye Fabric covers the basics beautifully and warrants a bookmark. Readers will learn about dip dyeing, gradation, and shibori. Kim's directions include precise dye recipes and fabric requirements for several quilts in various sizes and smaller projects. Also included are an inspiring gallery of Kim's quilts, quilt making basics, and other resources. This is a valuable book for readers new to dyeing and modern quilters looking to customize their work. Quilting Arts Magazine, February/March 2014 Kim Eichler-Messmer is an Assistant Professor at the Kansas City Art Institute and the authority on dyeing fabric for modern quilts. Her book Modern Color breathes fresh life and ideas into dyeing fabric for modern quilters. American Quilt Retailer, May 2014 Now you can create one-of-a-kind quilts with your own hand-dyed fabrics. Use Kim's simple recipes in any or all of the nine modern quilted projects, featured in multiple colorways. Kim shows you how to set up a home dye studio and teaches you key mixing techniques. Make any color, including any value and gradation, for your own unlimited palette. Quilter's Digest, February 2014

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