Posts Tagged ‘Turkey Red’

From Canada to Bradford – a textile industry past, present and future

SDC member Anthea Mallinson from Canada reports on her recent visit to Yorkshire including SDC’s head office in Bradford.

Having returned to Canada, to the numerous small, unexpected, craft-dyer jobs of the film industry costumes dyer, I can reflect with pleasure on the things I saw, the SDC people I met and all that I learned in my brief visit to Bradford, now several weeks ago. The textile industry certainly looms large around Bradford, with a towering architectural history and, to someone who comes from a part of the world where there really is no textile production, a presence that is still alive.

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Colouring the Nation – Turkey Red in Scotland

‘Turkey red is a bright red fabric dyeing process, typically used on cotton cloth and yarn and produced in large quantities in the nineteenth century’… and also the opening sentence to this fabulous new book: Colouring the Nation, The Turkey Red Printed Cotton Industry in Scotland c.1840 – 1940 by Stana Nenadic and Sally Tuckett.

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