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Dyer
I could wax lyrical about my love of indigo for days, but the dying process is also of great interest to me. Looking back, to think that geographical location determined the colours of fabric is amazing. These days, synthetic dyes are the norm, but early dyes were made from insects and plants. The rich red of British soldiers’ jackets was in fact derived from insects that live on prickly pears. A trip to India definitely piques the interest in dyeing, as you see the incredible work of textile makers here, there and everywhere. The spectrum of colours is seemingly endless and the richness is just so beautiful.

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Written by Amber TSI Byron — October 29, 2019

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