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Claire Benn: Exploring Fiber Reactive Dyes on Silk

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Claire Benn: Exploring Fiber Reactive Dyes on Silk
I’ve heard it said that fibre reactive dyes aren’t great on silk fibres, and that completely befuddles me! I worked with silk (mainly silk broadcloth) for many years, always with fibre reactive dyes and I always found the colour strike to be excellent.

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Traces of Time: Claire Benn

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Traces of Time: Claire Benn
Textile artist Claire Benn traveled with her husband, James, to the region as part of a tour of the Southwest's textile museums and communities. While there Claire heard the story of the Acoma people and their poisoning by invading settlers who wanted their land for their own. The story had such a great impact on Claire that she entitled a piece 'They Poisoned the Well' ...

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