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History Threads: Gott’s Dyehouse Book Re-visited
Wed 19 October 2016, 12:30 – 13:30 BST
Join this panel discussion with artists Elizabeth Gaston and Patrick Murphy, chaired by Professor Ann Sumner, Head of Cultural Engagement at the University of Leeds.
The discussion will focus on the Gott Dyehouse book which is currently on display in the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery. Elizabeth Gaston's 'Crafted Futures' exhibition is on display at Leeds Industrial Museum.
The Gotts were a prominent Leeds family and partners in firms of woollen merchants and manufacturers from 1780 to 1867. This pattern book contains recipes for dyeing wool. The reds and purples were made from organic materials such as the cochineal insect and the plant madder.
This talk is free, but spaces are limited so booking is essential.