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The Crutchley Archive – A Colourful Textile History – webinar series
This webinar explored the Crutchley Archive in Southwark Archives and explained the textile history significance of these rare eighteenth-century dye books from a wool fabric dyeing business in London and their inscription into the UNESCO Memory of the World UK register. The speaker described highlights from the many dyeing instructions and colourful dyed patterns in the books and showed how interdisciplinary research from historical textual study, textile history, scientific material analysis and conservation science led to recognition of the collection as protected heritage. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.
Anita Quye intoduced;
The importance of preserving dyers’ books for textile history
The role of dye and dyeing research in cultural heritage studies
How natural dyes were used for colour creation in the past
The presentation is followed by a Q&A.
This is one of a series of webinars covering all aspects of textiles and coloration.
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- Understand the importance of preserving dyers’ books for textile history
- Understand the role of dye and dyeing research in cultural heritage studies
- Recognise how natural dyes were used for colour creation in the past