Twelve years after the death of Maryanne Lincoln, Stackpole Books/Rug Hooking Magazine has done a limited reissue of her beloved Comprehensive Dyeing Guide book. The book was offered for sale at Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village and it was snatched up by those who are new to dyeing as well as those familiar with her skill as a professional colorist, textile artist and authority on dyeing.
I don’t know where to begin in describing the plethora of information in this book, which is filled with colorful photos of her finished hooked pieces and accompanying swatches. She starts off with basic colors and color complements. Then she describes methods of dyeing such as jar dyeing, scrunch dyeing, open-pan dyeing, and more.
Each of her amazing colors has the recipe in easy to understand language. I’m not an experienced dyer, but these instructions are clear and the photos of the color swatches are perfect. Some other dyeing methods include gradation dyeing, and how to dye dark or mottled backgrounds.
There are many photos illustrating her use of shading in her hooked pieces. Is snow really white? Not according to Maryanne. Want to dull or darken a color? Maryanne’s instructions will tell you how.
There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the beautiful dye methods of Maryanne Lincoln.
BOOK GIVEAWAY…I have one copy of Maryanne Lincoln’s book, Comprehensive Dyeing Guide, to give away. If you would like a chance to win it, LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS BLOG POSTING between Monday, August 24 and Noon [EDT] Sunday, August 30, 2015. Tell me you want a chance to win the book and be sure to put your email address when you SIGN IN to leave a comment. [That way, your email address will only be visible to me- not the public- and I can contact you if you win.]
I will pick a name at random and announce the winner on Monday, August 31, 2015. Good luck!