i couldn’t be more enthusiastic about my friend shabd simon-alexander‘s recently published book– TIE DYE: DYE IT WEAR IT, SHARE IT. shabd and i talked a lot about the book making process as she was working on this book (and i was working on mine). it’s a process that is tedious and labor-intensive– and eventually satisfying and rewarding. shabd is a great friend of mine, but even if i didn’t know her personally i would still sing praises for this book. it’s so beautiful –really stunning– and extremely thorough in explaining every aspect of tie dyeing. often with craft books i see a handful of projects that appeal to me, but with this book i really want to do every single project. shabd taught classes in my studio when i was holding them, and currently teaches at the TAC in nyc– but now her skills and superb teaching ability can reach a worldwide audience, and i think that’s fantastic.



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  1. This book looks spectacular–can’t wait to get my hands on it! On a random note, the title reminds me of Peggy Olson’s Popsicle slogan, which was, “take it, break it, share it, love it.”

  2. I can’t wait. I have been dying stuff lately and had some really stellar results. I’m sure this will up my game. 😉

  3. This book is amazing! The color combinations really step tie-dyeing up. This summer I am having a tie dyeing party with friends, using this book as the basis. Saw it here a few weeks ago, thanks for posting it.

  4. Wow, the book looks amazing. I love the formatting and the pictures : ) Publishing a book is definitely no easy task!

  5. Wow, the photos in this look great, stunning colour palettes, thanks for the recommendation, I’m looking to give tie-dye another go!