Our Hive based Fabric of Bradford group escaped the cold and snow to visit the Colour Experience, one of our partner organisations for this project. We had a fascinating talk from Richard Ashworth about the history of Colour and Cloth;
Learnt a little of the history of the Society of Dyers and Colourists and their most famous President, Sir William Perkin;
Had a chance to see samples of Perkin’s original Mauveine dye;
Looked around the other exhibits, including these Turkey Red examples, complete with original recipes for the laborious process used to create it.
It was a great morning, full of information and inspiration. We’re very lucky to have resources like this on our doorstep.