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Dyeing diversity: Exploring interrelations between plant dyeing techniques, design methods and biodegradable materials in textile design
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 12 credits / 18 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

This work explores the expressive potential of plant dyeing techniques in relation to weaving by proposing a method in regard to non-toxic containment, biodegradable materials and ethical values. Textile design and ethical values have been combined to create an “Textethical Design Method”. The personal ethical values that have been used in this project are based on a “diversity perspective”. These consist of openness in material choices that wish to expand the view of quality in relation to textile material, but also by connecting and evolving the expression through knowledge between the material selections, production and aesthetics. This project focus on finding plant dyes that are uncharacteristic for the earth tones that plant dyeing techniques often are associated with, where red cabbage was the most successful pigment. The textile techniques that will be used are plant dyeing on a multiplied layered weaved surface to investigate depth through color and three-dimensional shape. The project strives to contribute with development in design methods, sustainability and broader the field of plant dyeing techniques.

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Textethical design method, textile material, plant dyeing, speciesism, structure, diversity, biodegradable, ethical values
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-603OAI: diva2:845081
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Fine Art
Available from: 2015-08-28 Created: 2015-08-10 Last updated: 2015-08-28Bibliographically approved

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