Cyanotype and Anthotype: Eco-patterning with mineral and natural dyes

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Wells, Kate 2015. Cyanotype and Anthotype: Eco-patterning with mineral and natural dyes. Proceedings of the 3rd International Textiles & Costume Congress - ITCC 2015.
AuthorsWells, Kate
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The paper outlines collaborative research between two different disciplines: That of textile design and early colouration methods with historical photographic imaging techniques. The project considers the symbiotic relationship between natural plant extracts with ‘Anthotypes’ and raised colours specifically ‘Prussian Blue’ with ‘Cyanotypes’. The aim of which, is to consider the question: Could this kind of photographic image making be applied as a future, sustainable method of design generation, colouration and patterning of fabric for fashion and interiors? Looking at the substantive and the fugitive properties of the colouration materials along side different light wavelengths and analysing the success or failure of using Anthotypes and Cyanotype as an alternative sustainable surface design process can be attained: A form of Eco-patterning that relies upon light and natural substances/dyes not synthetic dyes as the colouring medium

The paper outlines collaborative research between two different disciplines: That of textile design and early colouration methods with historical photographic imaging techniques. The project considers the symbiotic relationship between natural plant extracts with ‘Anthotypes’ and raised colours specifically ‘Prussian Blue’ with ‘Cyanotypes’. The aim of which, is to consider the question: Could this kind of photographic image making be applied as a future, sustainable method of design generation, colouration and patterning of fabric for fashion and interiors?

Looking at the substantive and the fugitive properties of the colouration materials along side different light wavelengths and analysing the success or failure of using Anthotypes and Cyanotype as an alternative sustainable surface design process can be attained: A form of Eco-patterning that relies upon light and natural substances/dyes not synthetic dyes as the colouring medium

KeywordsFastness; Natural Dyes; Anthotypes; Cyanotypes; Fugitive; Eco -Patterning; Sustainability; Blue Prints
Year2015
JournalProceedings of the 3rd International Textiles & Costume Congress - ITCC 2015
PublisherInternational Textile and Clothing Congress ITCC
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/601182
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