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Carolyn Dahl, Artist and Author

Transforming Fabric

by Carolyn A. Dahl

Contents

Transforming Fabric Book Cover
Introduction

Chapter 1 The Cloth: Bowing to the White
Cotton: Little Tree Lambs
Silk: Queen of Fabrics
Rayon: Artificial Silk
Preparing Fabric for Color

Chapter 2 The Colorants
Early Textile Dyes
Modern Textile Colorants
Recipes for Fiber-Reactive Dyes
Frequently Asked Questions
Fabric Paints

Chapter 3 Black-and-White Transformations
Five Good Beginner's Patterns

Chapter 4 Water Drop Patterns
Rain Cloth
Spray Cloth
Water Drop Yardage

Chapter 5 Nature's Patterns
Leaf Printing
Fish Printing and Gyotaku
Fish Print Stamps
Sun Printing (Heliotropic)

Chapter 6 Sponge and Moldable-Foam Printing
Animal/Sea Sponges
Cellulose Sponges
Synthetic Sponges
Moldable-Foam Printing

Chapter 7 Compression Dyeing
Braiding
Twisting
Knotting
Binding
Scrunching
Folding and Pleating
Stitching

Chapter 8 Heat-Transfer Dyes
Fabric-Transfer Ink Pads
Fabric-Transfer Crayons and Crayon Cloth
Transfer Pens and Portraits
Dye-Saturated Paper Sheets
Powdered Dispersed Dyes

Chapter 9 Hand-Cut Stamps
Designing Your Stamps
Flexible Printing Plate
Sheet Foam
Erasers
Rubber Blocks
MagicStamp

Chapter 10 Destruction Patterns
Discharge/Bleach Patterns
Devoré or Burn-Out Technique

Chapter 11 Wax Patterns
Dye Painting with Wax Resist
Process Overview
Selecting the Wax
Planning the Design
Using the Tjanting Tool
Stretching the Fabric
Painting the Fabric
Setting the Dyes
Removing the Wax
Wax Stamping
Making Wax Stamps
Wax Stamping Procedures

Chapter 12 Silk Painting
Silk Fabric
Gutta Resists
Salt Effects
Silk Painting with Pigments

Closing
About the Author
Footnotes
Supply Sources
Index

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without the written consent of Carolyn A. Dahl.


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