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Vivien Prideaux presents a stimulating and inspirational guide in which she shows how an amazing range of rich and subtle blues can be created using indigo dye. Beautiful pictures of wonderful dyed fabrics used in a variety of designs accompany detailed advice on the materials required, preparing the fabric and the dyeing methods. Using Shibori techniques folding, pleating, clamping, stitching and pole wrapping, the author illustrates all the different stages, using clear step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow text. A stunning sequence of inspirational projects have been specially chosen to develop skills and build confidence, with instructions on how to make a tea cosy, a jacket, a silk scarf and more.
Vivien Prideaux specializes in decorative and domestic textiles made from natural fabrics and threads and dyed with fiber-reactive, indigo, and cochineal dyes. Her work has been commissioned, held, and exhibited all over the British Isles, in Japan, and in New Zealand. She is a member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists and a life member of the Embroiderers' Guild.