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Why write a blog?

Society of Dyers and Colourists

For a number of reasons. We are constantly looking for new and relevant ways in which to engage with SDC members and users, and a blog seemed an excellent way of ensuring this engagement could be a two way process. We wanted to create a space to discuss the issues, ideas, challenges and opportunities relating to colour.

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Printed Textile Manufacture in a Digital Age

With the rapid growth of digital printing in recent years this timely event looked at some of the opportunities and benefits which have opened up as well as the challenges. It was another excellent event from the SDC’s North of England Region.

With a great speaker line up, we welcomed 70 delegates from industry and academia to the wonderful surroundings of Huddersfield University. The themes which emerged during the day included the importance of a good and ongoing coloration education and issues around sustainability.

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Jewels of Indian Textiles and Costumes

By Dr K S Murthy, Pidilite Industries Ltd

Dr Ela Dedhia, Head of Department of Textiles and Fashion Technology, Nirmala Niketan College of Home Science, along with other teachers, choreographed, directed and showcased Indian craft fashion during ‘Texpressions 2019’ at the Department of Fibres and Processing Technology at Pidilite Pavilion, ICT. Costumes and modelling were by the students of TY BSc and MSc (Part 1 and 2) of ICT. The show was based on the following concepts: traditional woven textiles; embroidered textiles, embroidered jewels and costumes of India.

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The Tolkein Tapestries

by Bill Skidmore

I first became involved with the Tapestry Museum in Aubusson a few years ago. We happened to be covering a show about an hour away, so it was an opportunity not to be missed.

After speaking to staff at the museum, it became obvious to them, I was not just a normal visiting tourist. Jean and I were taken behind the scenes and were involved in technical discussions, even helping with some technical translating of terms and processes; knowing what these were we could give the English version. We were invited to see their apprentices at work and go to other ateliers and dyehouses in the area.

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