Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Crafts & Hobbies & DIY / Stokperdjies & Handwerk
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction - Crafts & Hobbies & DIY / Stokperdjies & Handwerk
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How to colour and print your own silk scarves, achieving fabulous finishes.
A silk scarf has a special allure, embodied in its lustre and sheen in the light and the soft, silky feel of the luxurious fabric against your skin. Though feather-light it is wonderfully warm in winter and a fantastic sunscreen in summer. This book teaches you how to colour and print your own silk scarves, achieving fabulous finishes.
With 50 patterns and colourways to choose from, you can ensure that you always have the perfect accessory for any event or outfit, and enjoy the thrill of telling people that you have made it yourself when they compliment you on it.
The techniques in this book are simple enough for a beginner to master, yet offer lots of creative ideas for experienced colour crafters. All the scarves are rated in terms of production time and level of difficulty, giving you ample opportunity to practise the different skills involved on easier projects before tackling more challenging finishes. Each project is explained clearly with step-by-step instructions and photographs, showing you how to create a wide range of stunning colour effects.
Recycled printing with found objects make up a substantial section of the book, and you will be amazed at the results you can achieve by using simple everyday items for printing. Also learn how to make your own lino blocks for printing, compose eye-catching designs and plan colour mixes that will dazzle and delight.
Publication date: 2013-10-01