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S09E08: Dyes in Conservation

Together with special guest host Alison Lister we explore the process of dyeing fabrics for textile conservation: from why we do it to the secret of a good colour match. Also tune in for an interview with Laura Peters about her dye research, and a review of ’The Diversity of Dyes in History and Archaeology’ from Kloe. 00:39 Our experiences with dyes 09:49 Artistry vs repeatability in colour matching 12:08 Barriers to novice dyers and Jenny’s conundrum 14:03 When not to dye and what to do instead 15:55 The process of dyeing 21:37 Interview with Laura Peters 31:47 Conservators are creatures of habit 34:07 The kit you need 35:15 Natural vs synthetic dyes 38:33 Research questions for students 41:08 Alison shares some dye hacks 47:29 Review: The Diversity of Dyes in History and Archaeology 52:10 Patreon shout out Show Notes: - Alison’s company: https://textileconservationlimited.co.uk/ - Information on LANASET dyes: https://www.textile-dyes.co.uk/lanaset.pdf - A little bit about the Textile Conservation Centre (now Centre for Textile Conservation): https://www.tccfoundation.org.uk/centre-for-textile-conservation - Get in touch with Laura: https://www.th-koeln.de/personen/laura.peters/ - Conservation in Colour symposium postprints: https://www.icon.org.uk/asset/4C8851C0-0209-4C1C-907647C9FC0E408E/ - ’Evaluation of the dyes used in conservation and restoration of archaeological textiles’ article: https://www.academia.edu/19973882/Evaluation_of_the_dyes_used_in_conservation_and_restoration_of_Archaeological_textiles - The Diversity of Dyes in History and Archaeology: https://archetype.co.uk/our-titles/the-diversity-of-dyes/?id=255 Support us on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/thecword Hosted by Jenny Mathiasson, Kloe Rumsey, and Alison Lister. Intro and outro music by DDmyzik used under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. A Wooden Dice production, 2021.

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We talk about all sorts of things from the perspective of conservation professionals, from museum trends and new technology to the big issues like pay and staying safe at work. In some museums conservation can be a bit of a naughty word but we think it ought to be celebrated!