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The Beauty of Blue: From marauding picts to logwood piracy, this talk uncovers the amazing history of blue dye. Whether you love yarns or fabrics or just wear
denim, this talk will give you a new perspective on blue.
The Power of Purple: tells the fascinating history of the power, politics and pigments of the colour purple from earliest times. Millions of shellfish died to
produce this colour. Find out how and why!
A Passion for Red: Discover the history of red dye as it travelled around the world. Beetles as valuable as gold and a tree brought to the point of extinction -
red has it all!
Based on my personal collection of World Textiles, this talk explores the way different cultures have created and embellished cloth using the materials around them -
from wool to nettles, raffia to silk.
Exploring Textiles in Peru: Peru has perfectly preserved textiles dating back thousands of years. This brief tour covers the unique history, geography and
culture which has produced luxurious embroideries, tapestries, complex weaving and patchwork.