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Michel Garcia. From plant to dye

This videotutirial is a first part of a bigger series. "From plant to dye"

contains more than 4 hours of Michel's lectures and demos.

See the description below.

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01

Michel: Let's do natural dyes!

Michel explains what 's green chemistry is. He talks about the structure of the earth crust and Pazyryk treasures, about alum and bioaccumulatirs of aluminum.

02

Wool, silk and cellulose

Michel talks about chemistry of natural fibers. What are similarities and differences between them? What are conclusions for the dyer?

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Classifications of colorants. Anthocyanes: false friends

 

Why anthocynes are called "chameleons between plants"? These brilliant dyes are dyer's false friends, as we have no chance to get stable color on fabric with them.

04

Classification of colorants. Flavonoids

Chemistry of flavonoids. What makes them stable? Mystery of  pagoda tree: beyond the recipe.

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05

Classification of colorants: quinons

Michel talks about quinon dyes, which are the most important natural dyes. What is the secret of vibrant madder color? Dyers madder and indian madder. Cochineal and its colorant carminic acid.

06

Classification of tannins

Michel talks about chemistry of tannins. Tannins

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Mordanting: creating affinity or respecting affinity?

Michel talks about chemistry of natural fibers. What are similarities and differences between them? What are conclusions for the dyer?

08

Workshop 1: Preparation of Aluminum acetate. Mordanting cellulose fibers and silk

Michel talks about chemistry of natural fibers. What are similarities and differences between them? What are conclusions for the dyer?

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Workshop 2: Combining Iron and Aluminum in mordanting process

Michel talks about chemistry of natural fibers. What are similarities and differences between them? What are conclusions for the dyer?

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Workshop 3: Extract, lake and pigment

Michel talks about chemistry of natural fibers. What are similarities and differences between them? What are conclusions for the dyer?

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Safflower (mix of colorants)

 

Why anthocynes are called "chameleons between plants"? These brilliant dyes are dyer's false friends, as we have no chance to get stable color on fabric with them.

12

Annatto and alcanna (examples of dyes which are not soluble in water)

Michel talks about chemistry of natural fibers. What are similarities and differences between them? What are conclusions for the dyer?

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Logwood (Example of a fragile dye)

 

Why anthocynes are called "chameleons between plants"? These brilliant dyes are dyer's false friends, as we have no chance to get stable color on fabric with them.

14

Organic indigo vat

Michel talks about chemistry of natural fibers. What are similarities and differences between them? What are conclusions for the dyer?

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Soluble indigo dye? From Saxony blue to indigo carmine.

 

Why anthocynes are called "chameleons between plants"? These brilliant dyes are dyer's false friends, as we have no chance to get stable color on fabric with them.

16

One-bath process

Michel talks about chemistry of natural fibers. What are similarities and differences between them? What are conclusions for the dyer?

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Lichens and fungi

 

Why anthocynes are called "chameleons between plants"? These brilliant dyes are dyer's false friends, as we have no chance to get stable color on fabric with them.

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Combinations of dyes, color chart for natural dyer

Michel talks about chemistry of natural fibers. What are similarities and differences between them? What are conclusions for the dyer?

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Natural dyeing at human scale. Why natural dyeing?

 

Why anthocynes are called "chameleons between plants"? These brilliant dyes are dyer's false friends, as we have no chance to get stable color on fabric with them.

20

Big silk workshop. Everything about silk. Theory and demo

Michel talks about chemistry of natural fibers. What are similarities and differences between them? What are conclusions for the dyer?

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