University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Let’s Get Faded: Natural Dyes and Sunlight

Instructor:
Ealawynn Mæru


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA107 June 12, 2021
Crs #:
201
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
23/99
Room:
Al-Farabi
Course Category:
Knowne World Sciences Symposium
Description
In 2019, when Lady Ela first began experimenting with natural dyeing, she decided that she wanted to do a colorfastness/fade test of dyes before investing in dyeing full garments. The dyes tested were weld, madder, indigo, and cochineal, alone and in combination. Never one to do things by halves, she decided to test the amount of fading for one week, one month, three months, six months, and one year (the entirety of 2020). On December 31, 2020, the experiment was complete, and… well, you’ll have to come to the class! In addition to discussing (and sharing lots of pictures of!) the process and results, Ela will use this year-long project to demonstrate how to set up, track, and analyze your own experiments. She will also discuss ways to employ natural dyes while caring for dyed goods. This class will not be recorded.
Day-of-class Contact Info
If you have difficulty accessing the class, please contact me at alias.ela.rm@gmail.com. I will have my email up 15 minutes before the class begins.