Giveaway: Pocket Dyeing, Printing & Finishing Expert

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Did you think I’d forgotten about hosting free book giveaways this week? I  wouldn’t blame you but I’ve been busy busy busy. The first title OPR (Overseas Publishers Representatives) is offering for your perusal is part of the Pocket Book Expert series. The first title is Dyeing, Printing, & Finishing Expert. To be considered for the drawing to win this free book, you need only leave a comment on this or any other entry on this site. You can enter as many times as you like but please, only one comment per person per entry unless you are truly adding to the conversation.

This Pocket Textile Expert Book covers both beginning and advanced topics about textile dyeing technology and serves the needs of entry level and non-technical people. Truly a pocket book, it measures 5.5″ x 4″ (cute) with a hardcover binding. In the event you elect to purchase one outright, OPR is giving Fashion-Incubator readers a 10% discount. So there you are. Enter to win book number one by leaving a comment. Good luck!

PS. excuse any typos etc; I’m posting ad hoc and willy nilly via iPad and don’t have the benefit of spell check and what not.

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57 comments

  1. TPN says:

    This is awesome! Thanks so much for setting up this giveaway. I’m looking to dye some wool fabric for a coat that I’ve got traced out and ready to go and this book looks like the perfect resource.

  2. Kathleen Baer says:

    Hand dyeing fabric for quilts is one of my favorite hobbies. Can’t even begin to imagine the help this would be for my soon-to-be-started clothing business. PS Thanks for all the info you provide.

  3. Fonda says:

    I have been playing around with Dyeing (Not my best results thus far…. :-( UGHH). I do love FABRIC Painting & Air Brushing (THAT’S MY MOST RECENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE) on my Designs, Fabrics & Projects!!!! I would love to have some EXPERT information & ideas to take it to the NEXT LEVEL!!!!! Anything I can learn is a FABULOUS DEAL!!!

    Thanks SOOOO VERY MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY!!!!!

  4. Lesley says:

    Add me to that list, I would love to have this book – I’m looking at doing a dyeing course next semester, and this would be a fantastic appendix to that!

  5. Maripat says:

    Well, Kathleen, when I first read the title I thought, “Why would I want to dye my pockets?” I was thinking perhaps an alteration…what to do with men’s dark suits that have that white waistband curtain and white pockets that really look tacky. Oh well, I’d still love to read the book!! Cheers.
    Maripat

  6. Yvonne says:

    I have some experience with dying for film, TV and theatre projects but alway have been on the look out for an industry book. Thanks for the link to OPR… even if I don’t get a free book , I still feel like a winner….books are my friends that I can always use more of:)

  7. C says:

    This seems like a truly terrific book. It is hard for a new sewing entrepreneutr to get knowledge on fabrics and dying or printing them. Yet this knowledge is essential when designing sewn products. I would hate to have a product “fail” because of something that I didn’t know about the fabric. Thanks for the pointer to this valuable book! I hope that I win it!

  8. Sandy Peterson says:

    I would love to learn how to dye fabric that holds the color from washing. This books sounds very interesting, and hopefully it uses products that are easily obtainable. If I don’t win, I plan to purchase the book anyway. And thanks for recommending it Kathleen, I respect your opinion!!

    The first thing I would like to try is to over dye wool.

  9. Betsy Summerhayes says:

    I am working on printing acrylic fabric for tropical outdoor use. This looks like a good reference book to have handy.

  10. Sarah_H. says:

    This sounds interesting, but my interest is only academic right now. Please pass me over if I come up winner on this. I would rather it went to someone who will put it to active use. I may buy it. Thanks for letting us know about this book.

  11. Zoe says:

    Sounds intriguing. And though I know I shouldn’t distract myself further, I would LOVE to learn more about dying and how I can customize my fabric.
    Thanks!

  12. Stephanie Green says:

    Great giveaway, Kathleen!
    My partner and I are beginning to research domestic fabric sourcing…Made In the USA! Please wish us luck! :D

  13. Kelly says:

    Oh! very tempting I always like adding a new book on dyeing to my burgeoning collection of books on the textile arts! Thanks for the enabler alert! ;)

  14. Sophie says:

    This book looks great! I’ve been checking out these types of textile books from the library, but none of them seem to be very throrough/cover all the bases. This seems perfect for my needs!

  15. Nastassia says:

    I’ve been dying fabric for years and I would love to get to know more and the insiders tip. I have always been introduced to the trade…but I know there is more to know!

  16. Denise says:

    I would love to win this book! With starting my clothing company this year and launching in June, I plan to dye fabrics and don’t know anything, so this would help me greatly. :)

  17. Vmarie Adams says:

    You are always looking out for us. I would love to have this book in order to learn how the experts us dye fabrics. I have been practicing but this book would show me the professional way.

  18. Fonda says:

    Kathleen~

    I REALLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW YOU DO WHAT YOU DO, YOU ARE AN AMAZING LADY!!!
    A HUGE THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR ALL OF US!!!! ALL OF THE OFFERS AND KEEPING US STRAIGHT & EVERYTHING ELSE……. WOW…… YOU INTRIGUE ME. I WANT TO BE A MORE ORGANIZED PERSON EVERYDAY DUE TO YOU!!!!!!

    THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!

  19. Dawn says:

    I run an online specialty fabric store, and most of my goods are custom made for me. I am always looking to learn more on this subject. Thanks for posting the resource!

  20. Kathleen says:

    Fonda, you give me too much credit (really, you do). I just fake it well from here.

    All in good fun… I was showing the comments to a colleague and she smiled and said -in reference to all the “dying” (instead of dyeing)- “what do you say Kathleen? My condolences?” In that light, Yvonne’s comment made me laugh all the more. Good naturedly of course.

    I don’t have spell check on this ipad or if I do have it, it is not as exuberant about highlighing my transgressions as Firefox. Which is a round about way of saying, I have to be more wary about cleaning up my own spelling sins… not that “dying” is a misspelling of course but a matter of diction.

  21. Marie-Christine says:

    I’m such an idiot I thought it was about dyeing pockets. Mind you, nice pockets can be a plus in anything, but hand-dyed seems a bit excessive :-)..

  22. Fonda says:

    Well Kathleen~

    I hope (in all FUN) you are not dieing lol I reference to your friends comments!!!!! haha :-)

    Seriously you help us all so much!!! Thanks again WOO HOO

    I/We (I think I can speak for all) look forward to what new & exciting ideas you come up with for us & keep us on our toes.

    Cheers for now!!

    P.S. Keep them coming PLEASE, we all like them & winning is always fun too I think I answer for everyone!!!

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