Book Review – Tie and Dye

Mr X Stitch Book Review

Introduction

Tie and Dye by Lizzie King

Published by Pavilion 

Who is it aimed at?

Those with an interest in dyeing fabric!  Maybe you are starting out in your new home and wish to personalise certain interiors….this book covers both the skills required and the items you can create once learned.

About the artist

King is an artist and dye enthusiast.  She has worked on many projects and loves to teach others her skills.

Content
Contents page of this book on Tye Dye methods
Contents page of this book.

Looking at the contents, this publication definitely has a contemporary young vibe, making it appealing to a younger market, as well as those with more “experience”.  Lots of projects, many of which are very practical.

We love the titles, take this one for example:

Find out how to Tie-Dye
Find out how to Tie-Dye.

Kings writing has honest appeal.  This is not a pretentious tome of a book, with ideas we can only look up to.  King seems to be one of us, a person who has learned from trial and error.  She is not shy at confessing her background or how she has learned her skills.  This warms us to her.

The basics are covered for those with no skill knowledge on Dye.
The basics are covered for those with no skill knowledge.
She shares her tips, so we can all get successful results....at least that's the hope!  Maybe we can all get success with Tie Dye
She shares her tips, so we can all get successful results….at least that’s the hope!
What makes it special?

The lay out is so easy to follow.  Each project and stage has been photographed exactly, showcasing what we will need to achieve each idea:

See Also

What you will need for every method of Tie Dye.
What you will need for every method.
Photography

Following on from the above, the staged images of the final pieces are stark and clear, without too much background noise:

We can really see the fabrics clearly, as they have been set out and photographed on white backgrounds or whose with little distraction, yet the images still explain their practical use.  Dye in action!
We can really see the fabrics clearly, as they have been set out and photographed on white backgrounds or whose with little distraction, yet the images still explain their practical use.
Practical projects are outlined, this isn't just a pretty book, it is one which can fit into our lives and interior design aspirations.
Practical projects are outlined, this isn’t just a pretty book, it is one which can fit into our lives and interior design aspirations.
What is wrong with the book?

If you don’t want to get your gloves on or your hands dirty, you may struggle with this technique.

For those who love to get their dye hands on, have you checked out our very own Dyeing column, written by Margaret Yates?  Check it out through this link!

Conclusion

Tie and Dye (we love the name) by Lizzie King is available to get right here!

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