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Plant dyed color scales

Contemporary preconception of color within textile design is more or less
seen as a static and measurable phenomena, but in this project the
opposite is investigated, textile colors are crafted to be
evolving over time. This practice based design research project
presents a series of textile color samples that will give guidance to a number
of plant dyed expressions. Textiles are dyed without any mordant, meaning
no added chemical or salts that will influence on the color or color fastness.
The objective in this project is to investigate and visualize color changing
textile expressions from plant dye, and to verify the changing process within
the color samples. This will be documented and fulfilled in two phases:

Åland 2013 – Report no.1 (to be published at/in Research Outlet) plant dyed samples presented as visual scanned color samples with foundational information on; materials, plants, dyeing methods etc. Evaluation of first phase in the project covering what visual color you get from different combination of
textile materials/fibres and plants etc.

Tansy Åland 2013 – Report no.2 (samples are under exposure to daylight) same samples will be juxtaposed and presented a second time, after being exposed to dayight etc. in x time.
Evaluation and comparison between the scanned samples presented in report
no. 1 and in report no. 2 with respect to visual color changes.

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