Although for some people this is probably a great book - the title is incredibly misleading! I bought this book as it said it is 'The only dye book you will ever need'. I am a textile designer, and wanted to know more about dyeing different fabrics, and to confirm what I already new. This book goes into great detail with regards creating different colours, which for some is probably invaluable, however, what it negates to say is that it is only for the use of procion dyes, which only dye silk and cotton. 'The only dye book you will ever need', I would expect it to also include dyeing wool and synthetic fabrics.
I don't want to upset the author, as it is a beautifully presented book, however, as a designer with quite a lot of dyeing experience, wanting to know about the subject in more detail, I was incredibly disappointed. This book is more about mixing different colours using one type of dye, (which in my mind is very neglectful)than using different dye stuffs and techniques, which is what I exptected from the title and synopsis.
If dyeing lots of different colours is what you want, then it is a beautiful book - but if you want to buy a book on how to dye - I would not recommend it.
If the title was changed to fabric dyers dictionary of colours, using procion dyes, then maybe it would be ok.