Visual Texture on Fabric is a comprehensive guide to the use of eight
water-based resists and seven techniques for applying them. With years of
experience experimenting and perfecting her techniques, Lisa Kerpoe
detailed instructions for mixing and applying the resists
benefits and drawbacks of each resist
tips to achieve success with each resist
techniques to successfully remove the resists
complete information on working with easy-to-use fiber reactive dyes
The book is also a visual feast - with numerous full-color photographs of
cloth created with each technique. A generous gallery section shows
finished artwork by the author and other textile artists.
"No one knows more about the use of resists than Lisa. She spent years experimenting and perfecting these recipes -
and committed to the true artist's test - using what she discovered in her own beautiful work! Lisa's discoveries will not
only expand how we think about water-based resists, but all the processes related to them - from dyes to paints, and
everything in between. It's exciting!"
About the book
Lisa’s fascination with resists began about eight years ago. While
exploring the use of resists, she found limited resources on the subject.
There were a few books with a chapter on some of the resists, but nothing
A resist is simply a substance that is applied to cloth before dyeing or
painting. The resist blocks the penetration of dye or paint, creating
beautiful patterning and texture. The concept of resist-dyeing goes back to
ancient Egypt in the 4th century - and resist techniques are still widely
used all around the world for creating patterns on textiles. Water-based
resists are particularly in demand for the artist and crafter at home,
because they are non-toxic, easy to find and easy to wash out…leaving
behind amazing layered patterns and colors on your fabrics.
Lisa spent many hours experimenting to perfect her techniques and make
the unpredictable, magical process of resist-dyeing really enjoyable.
Read more about the author.
The background story
Copyright 2012, Lisa Kerpoe - All Rights Reserved
Visual Texture on Fabric, 96 pages
C&T Publishing, $24.95