Tuesday 23 June 2020

The SDC Webinar Series
A History of Dyes: 23rd June / A History of Pigments: 30th June

Booking is now open for the next two webinars in our popular series - please see the link below to online booking:

A History of Dyes: from Ancient Egypt to modern times
Date: Tuesday 23rd June, 2-3 pm (BST)
Duration: one hour
Cost: $5.00 / free to SDC members

Dyes have been used since ancient times to colour fabrics, but in modern times are also employed for technical as well as aesthetic applications. This talk will highlight the most important natural dyes, including some that could only be worn by nobility; then look at the invention of synthetic dyes which led to brightly coloured fabrics becoming widely available. As well as for fashion, dyes today can be also designed for functional uses and some of these high-tech applications will be discussed. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A. 

A History of Pigments: from cave paintings to the present day
Date: Tuesday 30th June, 2-3 pm (BST)
Duration: one hour
Cost: $5.00 / free to SDC members

Pigments have been used for thousands of years to bring colour to our world. This talk will describe some of the earliest pigments known, curious methods of making pigments in ancient times and the development of synthetic pigments from the 1700s to the present day. Examples of art from the Renaissance to the Impressionists, and the pigments used by these artists will be described. The development of pigments for high-tech applications will also be mentioned. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A.  
Speaker: the speaker for both webinars is Dr Christine Holdstock MRSC, CCol ASDC, FSDC, FHEA, Colour Science Consultant. Christine became involved in the area of colour when she joined the dyeing department of Wira (the Wool Industries Research Association) in Leeds. At Wira she undertook research into the control of the dyeing process, and was awarded a PhD from the University of Leeds. Christine was a member of the Department of Colour Chemistry and Dyeing (which became the Department of Colour Science) at the University of Leeds for over 20 years. She taught many aspects of Colour Science, including the history of coloration, human colour vision, colour measurement, dyes and dyeing. Christine was awarded the Society of Dyers and Colourist’s Silver medal and is also a Fellow of the SDC. 

How to book:
The webinars cost $5.00.  To book your place or for further information please follow the links below.

A History of Dyes: information and online booking
A History of Pigments: information and online booking

Interested in accessing the webinars free of charge?
Would you also like to access webinars on Contemporary Colour Theory, Colour Communication and Chemical Compliance free of charge? Then ask about membership of SDC. Please email: [email protected]

Coming up next:
Further speakers and topics will be announced shortly. If you have an idea for a webinar please get in touch!

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