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Wearable Prints

Wearable Prints, 1760-1860, History, Materials and Mechanics by Susan W Greene

This newly published epic volume arrived in the SDC office, and is an impressive encyclopaedic guide to wearable printed fabrics.

The result of many years of research and study, the book looks back at the early methods of printing dress fabrics.  The dyes, the processes, the designs and the industry are all covered in detail and beautifully illustrated with photographs, diagrams, drawings and charts.

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The more you know the more you know you don’t know

by Professor Martin Bide, Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, University of Rhode Island, USA

Dyeing and colour are subjects that lie in the Bermuda-like triangle with the academic/scientific, industrial/technical, and creative/artistic at the corners. (Outside the triangle is a vast sea of “how hard can dyeing be, anyway?” but we won’t go there!)

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