Chester Decorative & Fine Arts Society

A Member Society of NADFAS


Welcome to Chester DFAS

We meet during the lecture season from September to June
on the third Tuesday of each month at 11am or 2pm
at Chester Zoo Lecture Theatre, Upton-by-Chester.
Doors open at 10.15am for the morning session
and 1.15pm for the afternoon session.
Tea and Coffee are available before the start of the lecture.

Tuesday 20 January 2015
From Mauve to Mumbai: the History of Colour in Textiles 
from 1856 to the present day

Lecturer: Susan Kay-Williams
In 1856, an 18 year-old student discovered the first fully synthetic dye: Mauve. This opened up a whole new era of colour.
In the next 50 years there was more change than there had ever been: new colours, new textiles and new problems!
This lecture takes a social history view of colour in textiles.

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