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.