by Adam Pursell, Hon Secretary of SDC’s North of England region.
The Mike Crabtree Memorial Lecture was a big success again this year, building on everyone’s enjoyment of last year.
The evening started off with a hot buffet which was enjoyed by everyone in attendance, over 50 people sharing a meal over stories and experiences. A broad spectrum of people had gathered to listen to Dr Christine Holdstock’s fascinating talk on “a history of dyes, from ancient Egypt to cancer treatment”. After the meal, formalities had to be undertaken, and it was time to present a couple of awards. North of England Chair Dr Muriel Rigout took the floor and introduced SDC Past President Trevor Larkins.
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.