In the latest of our topical looks at colour, we focus on the traditional colours of Halloween. Like many events, celebrations and other important dates in the annual calendar, the association with colour is key.
Florence Clarke, a second year student of Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design at Leeds Arts University entered the North of England heat of the SDC International Design Competition earlier this year which led to a day placement at Sharps Fabric Printers. Flo, now an SDC member, tells us about her experience.
Yellow is between green and orange on the spectrum of visible light.
Thousands of years ago, a yellow ochre pigment made from clay was one of the first colours used in prehistoric cave art. A little more recently yellows were made from arsenic and cow urine, amongst other substances.