7.15.2013

shabd's tie-dye book

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I just got a copy of Shabd Simon-Alexander's new book Tie Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It, and it's so good!  I took a dyeing class from Shabd a few years ago, and I've been hooked on it ever since because it's crazy fun.  In the class, Shabd taught us a scrunching technique that I used with some light blue dye to dye fabric yardage that I later used to make the dress pictured above.  The book shares the technique on page 72, in the "Lightning Tee" project.  I really love how my fabric turned out.

What's great about Shabd's designs and book are that they really modernize tie-dyeing in a way that's more subtle and sophisticated than what's typical.  The color combinations are interesting and innovative.  I'm dying to try out basically all of the projects in the book, but especially the polka-dot dress on page 92.  The beautiful photos and clear instructions in the book should make it a breeze.  I'm so proud of my friend for working so hard to create such an amazing book!

5 comments:

stephanie said...

yay you are back!!! hope all is well with you! any news on the marguerite pattern? :)

Nina said...

Glad to see a new post from you at last, Jenny! This book looks beautiful. Last summer my grandmother gave me six yards of amazing tie-dyed cotton voile that was bought by HER mother, goodness knows when - I've just used a bit to make a scarf for my sister.

Cirque Du Bebe said...

Oh WOW! Very excited about this. Thanks for the link.

Rae said...

Amazing book! I love the dress you made. The print is subtle but still makes a statement. Do you have a pattern for this one yet?

Also, will you be teaching in Iowa anytime soon or this Fall? I have been wanting to take one of your classes.

Rae

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