Last week I posted about my dye garden and suppliers of natural dye stuffs and information. This week there is a link to an inspiring exhibition, sadly now over, and an exciting natural dye research project which is looking to recuit natural dyers to complete a survey.
Jane Deane’s stunning exhibition ‘Colour, Naturally‘ for the Devon Guild of Craftsmen is awesome. Have a look at her striking display of eighty-three 100g skeins dyed in natural colours, (simple maths shows that is an staggering amount of dyeing!!).
Calling natural dyers to take part in this inspiring research project
Beth Pagett wishes to recruit natural dyers of all levels of experience to take part in a survey and possibly interviews.
The title of her PhD is
“Natural dyes can produce stunning colour palettes created from a diverse and accessible variety of natural sources, using a multitude of different skills and techniques. The craft connects practitioners to their surroundings, linking them to other species and ecologies and offers an alternative vision for the production and consumption of textiles. This research seeks to understand contemporary dye craft practice in the UK, explore its sustainable potential and illuminate the human-nature connections that occur when we make ‘with’ plants. It focuses particularly on how closer engagement with the more-than-human might enable us to cultivate pathways towards a future that is more socially and ecologically sustainable.”