Colours of Scotland: Dyeing Traditions

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The Barn
Burn O'Bennie
AB31 5QA

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Carole Keepax discusses the history of dyeing textiles in Scotland.

From the earliest times, people have aspired to beautify their material world and the dyeing of textiles using natural materials has played an important role in this. In this interactive talk, Carole Keepax will trace a path through the history of dyeing in Scotland. From the plants and methods used from the simplest rural dyepot through to industrialisation and its cultural, economic, social and political implications, resulting in a range of methods and approaches which can be learned from and still used today.


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