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Art for the environment at GroundWork GalleryPublished 27 February 2024
GroundWork Gallery in Purfleet Street, King’s Lynn is a gallery dedicated to art and the environment. Their ethos ‘art for the environment’ is imbued in their showcases and events. The gallery will re-open in March this year with an exciting program of events. The regular re-sewing studio centres around textile snippets and waste materials. The […]
Pull My ThreadPublished 23 February 2024
‘PULL MY THREAD’: An exhibition of sustainable textiles, from couture to hand weave, Upcycling to bio-textiles at Brantwood House, the historic home of John Ruskin beside Coniston Water in the Lake District, from Saturday 27th July – Sunday 22nd September. ‘Pull My Thread – textiles for a cool planet’ is an exhibition by 22 makers […]
The science of natural dyesPublished 21 February 2024
Centuries ago, the only way to get colour into textiles was to dye it with something found naturally. Natural dyes, like madder (rubia tinctorum) or cutch (acacia catechu) and others. The first organic synthetic dye, mauveine, was discovered coincidentally by an English chemist, William Henry Perkin in 1865. He was experimenting with coal tar, a […]
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