The Textile School study morning,
Date: Friday 21st April 2017
When Turkey red printed fabrics first arrived in Europe from India, the reaction was immediate and incredible. This new colour red brought a feeling of the exotic which transcended generations from the C17th to today.
Find out how the race to discover the secret recipe for this colour saw the ruthless side of business, through deception and governmental espionage; how Scotland became one of the main producers and how one C19th Scottish company was printing over 40,000 handkerchiefs a day to keep up with overseas demand.
Visit their website www.schooloftextiles.co.uk to book your ticket – limited places available
The day will commence with a short introductory talk, followed by a hands-on study session with original Turkey red textile samples and after a short break, textile historian Mary Schoeser will talk about the connections with the Scottish Turkey red manufacturing industries and American cowboys. The day will end with a second Turkey red textile study session. Continue reading →