Hand Dyed is a modern introduction to indigo and fiber-reactive dye that every crafter should have. Exploring traditional techniques like shibori and using organic compounds, this comprehensive how-to guide offers everything you need know to create stylish, richly colored and patterned pieces. Classic techniques and natural materials make these projects beautiful and accessible, even for the beginner. Items such as an elegant robe, a duvet cover set, drum lampshades, and even a hammock will invite a new generation of design lovers and style mavens to fall in love with this traditional, magical, and surprisingly straightforward process. Anna Joyce is the perfect instructor to teach the skills needed to create more than 25 masterpieces for the home and wardrobe that readers will want to wear, live with, and most importantly, make by hand.
“Thanks to Joyce, crafting with dye doesn’t have to be messy or impossible to conquer. Joyce caters to beginners, with most designs scaled at a difficulty level of one or two (out of four) and incorporates lots of valuable notes and color photographs. Just be careful: an occasional hobby might turn into an all-consuming passion.”— Booklist, Starred Review
“Nothing adds movement, delicious irregularity, and personality to textiles the way hand-dyeing can, and Joyce’s new tome will have you moved to the dyeing bucket in minutes. With gorgeous photography, a clear vision, and a delicate sensibility, this book will not only be inspiring to DIYers and crafters but also to designers, stylists, and anyone who loves color and pattern.”— Justina Blakeney, designer, founder of Jungalow, and author of The New Bohemians
Anna Joyce regularly teaches sold-out dyeing workshops in person and online. She sells her work on Etsy and through upscale online shops and boutiques around the country. She lives in Portland, Oregon.