Kim Eichler-Messmer


I wrote a book!

My book is finally real! I received an advanced copy last week and I am so excited to have it out in the world. It is officially being released November 1, but you can pre-order your copy from me now! I have the books listed on my etsy page and I also made some custom dye kits to perfectly complement the book. Check it out: If you want your book signed, I will do that for free! When you purchase it, just leave me a note in the message to seller box and I will make it happen.

This DIY book teaches you how to dye cloth by hand to create unique fabrics to use in modern quilt designs. Features 9 modern quilted projects, in multiple colorways, showcasing the beauty of hand-dyed fabric. Includes instructions for setting up a home dye studio with minimal equipment and teaches key mixing techniques. You’ll be able to make any color you want, including any value (lightness or darkness) and gradation, allowing for an unlimited palette and endless inspiration.

The dye kit contains everything you need to get started dyeing fabric (except the fabric) including:
2 oz each: Sun Yellow, Deep Yellow, Light Red, Cerulean Blue, Black, and Khaki MX Fiber reactive dyes
8 oz. Soda Ash (dye activator)
4 oz. Synthrapol (to wash out the dye)
A dust mask
A plastic tub with latches to keep everything safe
My own basic dyeing instructions

Also, if you're in the Kansas City area, I'm having a book signing and trunk show on November 15 at the Kansas City Textile Studio (924 E. 5th St, KC MO 64106) from 6pm - 9pm. You can pre-order your copy and pick it up at the book signing. Use coupon code LOCAL at my etsy shop to take off the shipping charge.
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