World 2, Exploration B

Hand-drawn poster about natural dyeing.

In World 2, they have shifted to a fully environmentally friendly approach; avoiding the use of any synthetic dyes and pesticides. Dyeing and staining examples shown here include the use of black beans, turmeric, or beetroot; prints and motifs created using various methods; and a variety of deeply coloured, or greasy foods including soy sauce, cabbage, and ketchup.

This Exploration was contributed by Beatriz Sartorelli-Gyuricza, Brooke Sheerin, Alyssia Sheldon, Daniela Viado and Ruby Tilbrook (located in the UK), developed from a World contributed by Amy Twigger Holroyd, using a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence which allows others to share and adapt the work in any medium and for any purpose, providing that they credit the authors and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.

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