Went to the last day of the Seeing Red exhibition at the Collins Gallery in Glasgow tracing the development of the Turkey-red dyeing industry in Glasgow between 1985 and the 1930s. The exhibition was made up of lots of artifacts bringing the history of the dye to life – such as old sample books, printing blocks, quilts, bandannas and paintings.

Turkey red

We have to focus on a specific area of the history and write a short piece. There were lots of avenues to explore, such as the dye recipe and techniques which have been described as “the most complicated and tedious process”.

Further details of the exhibition can be found on the Craft Scotland website here.

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