This photo shows one of the S7 chemistry students grinding up red cabbage to make a vegetable dye. We were doing a two part investigation to see if we could create a colour-fast natural dye. We will be testing the results this week so I could take some more photos tomorrow. The aim is to contrast natural dyes with a group of synthetic dyes known as Azo dyes, which a very colour-fast but which we can’t use because they are toxic. We prepared the cloth in two different ways and want to see if that makes a difference to how long it holds its colour. We made a lot of mess as we also made dyes from beetroot. They enjoyed it after being in lockdown for three months.
S1F Art have been working on a project about the Inuit culture.