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The Fabric & Yarn Dyer’s Handbook

Over 100 Inspirational Recipes to Dye and Pattern Fabric

Tracy Kendall

Collins & Brown


ISBN: 9781843406532

Price: £ 14.99

Publication date: 7 July 2011

Category: Crafts

The Fabric and Yarn Dyer’s Handbook is for anyone who wants to create a unique textile or yarn to use in quilting, home furnishings, embroidery, knitting or crochet.

This book contains detailed step-by-step instructions to all the main techniques for dyeing and decorating. These include traditional vat and tie-dying as well as innovative contemporary methods never published before, involving the use of such workaday items as photocopiers, aluminium foil and latex.

A comprehensive section on the characteristics of different fabrics and yarns, dyes, pigments and paints is packed with handy tips from the author, a leading expert in textile dyeing and decoration. The main part of the book features over 100 beautifully illustrated recipes that can all be made at home. This book is a must for any crafter working with fabric or yarn.


Tracy Kendall has worked in the textiles department of the Royal College of Art. She also designs and produces her own innovative range of wallpapers and works with numerous well-known fashion designers on dyeing and printing projects.