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front-cover-150  Cyanotypes on Fabric – book – Revised and re-printed

Cyanotyping is a simple process for producing subtle, detailed images on fabric. Prussian blue and white – calm, cool, classical and utterly beautiful. Mix this technique from the 1840s with natural leaves and flowers or with modern digital negatives, and perhaps some textile techniques, and you have a wide range of image making possibilities.

The book has 96 pages, all in full colour, and includes chapters on:

  • Preparing the fabric (smooth, textured and restricted area backgrounds)
  • Making the prints, including photograms, digital negatives, manipulating the fabric and ‘putting it all together’.
  • Exposure
  • Processing
  • So you don’t want blue – toning, under-dyeing, over-dyeing and painting.
  • Taking care of your cyanotypes.
  • Health & Safety
  • Suppliers
  • Bibliography

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 Cyanotype Kit

 Cyanotype (Blueprint) chemicals kit

This is temporarily unavailable – I’m currently between studios and have nowhere to put the kits together. If you need your kit urgently you can try who stock the kits.

This contains the chemicals needed to make fabric light-sensitive. Included are 60g ferric ammonium citrate and 30g potassium ferricyanide plus a sheet of basic instructions and full health and safety information. There is enough in the kit to treat about 2m of a medium weight cotton – more if the fabric is lighter, less if the fabric is heavier.

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Digital Imagery on Fabric


 Digital Imagery on Fabric
The book covers a wealth of information on using digital imagery for textile work. It includes sections on the types of printers available, printing directly on to fabric using inkjet and laser printers, including printing on unusual surfaces such as velvet, dissolvable film and lutradur/evolon.  It then looks at various methods of image transfer using transfer paper, textile medium and solvents. Next come methods using digital negatives and positives for photographic processes such as cyanotyping (blueprinting) and inkodye printing, as well as various methods for producing printing screens from your digital images.

The second section covers how to manipulate your images ready for the methods in the first section using Photoshop Elements, and introduces creative ideas for combining and using digital images. The book concludes with appendices on Health & Safety and Copyright.

The book is 133 pages long, A4, softback and in full colour throughout. It features work by a variety of textile artists to illustrate the techniques and inspire.

New Year sale – this will be priced at £17.00 plus p&p until the end of March 2016.
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