Visit to the Colour Experience

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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;


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Learnt a little of the history of the Society of Dyers and Colourists and their most famous President, Sir William Perkin;

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Had a chance to see samples of Perkin’s original Mauveine dye;

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Looked around the other exhibits, including these Turkey Red examples, complete with original recipes for the laborious process used to create it.

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It was a great morning, full of information and inspiration. We’re very lucky to have resources like this on our doorstep.

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