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It’s the last fortnight of my exhibition FRAY at @verdantdundee. Looking at pollinators and wild flowers.
Finishing on Sunday 30th June.
This 140 x 250cm digital print on linen, printed by @catdigital is off to a new home on the 30th, which I’m very pleased about. Free entry, open daily.
#cyanotypeonfabric #pollinators #dundee #verdantworks #jute #printonlinen #insectarmageddon #redmasonbee #solitarybee


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Say hello to the creators of 1874 Works... Susan and Ronald... Beautiful photo taken in the Verdant Works amazing building by a wonderful team... Please go say hello to them and see the history of the building and check out our aprons to 😉

#1874works #apron #dundee #madeinscotland #verdantworks


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When Dundee was known as “Juteopolis” because of its thriving jute industry, it was a matriarchal city.
Nicknamed "She Town”, women outnumbered men three to one in the jute mills (swipe to see The Dundee Weaver, a statue in Lochee celebrating those hard-working women).
They were the breadwinners, and their husbands – called “kettle bilers” – stayed at home to care for the children, cook the meals and do the housework.
Traditional gender roles were flipped in Dundee long before society began to catch on to the fact that women could work and men could look after the kids.
That’s not to say that these were Dundee’s halcyon days of progressive parenting – in the mills, conditions were dreadful and days were long; at home, money was scarce and food was in short supply.
Many children worked in the mills (Dundee was the last city in Scotland to abolish child labour), and in 1863, the life expectancy of Dundonian men was just 33. Life was extremely tough.
In its jute heyday, Dundee was home to more than 130 mills. The last one, Taybank Works, closed in 1999.
Take a stroll around the city and you can still spot some, now transformed into flats and hotels. They’re a reminder of the first of Dundee’s three famous Js – jute, jam and journalism.
📸: Jute workers image (cropped) by a British official photographer from the Imperial War Museum archive via Wikimedia Commons (public domain); Dundee Weaver statue (cropped) by dun_deagh via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0 licence).
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#scotland #scottishhistory #dundee #jute #juteopolis #mill #verdantworks #dundeehistory #womenshistory #fathersday #shetown #legendaryscotland


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Artistic inspiration. #verdantworks #markmaking


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Fray#textileart exhibition by Kit Martin at #verdantworks #dundee


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At Fray exhibition by Kit Martin #verdantworks #dundee #cyanotype


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At Fray exhibition by Kit Martin at #verdantworks #dundee #textileart


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Another chance to listen to Episode 53, in which we talk about heritage and industry. We go to #verdantworks #whitneyplantation #tenementmuseum #toweroflondon and #bigpitcoalmuseum
https://soundcloud.com/stateofthetheorypodcast/episode-54-historic-tourism-pt-2-heritage-and-industry

Picture Credit: Jay Manday


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Excellent Artist Talk today and excellent Exhibition. #fray #kitmartinphoto #verdantworks


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An awesome couple of hours spent at @verdantdundee this morning while @kitmartinphoto showed us the intricate and incredibly beautiful ways of creating prints using #Cyanotype. A great hands on class where we used a mix of Ferric Ammonium Citrate and Potassium Ferricyanide (not the type an Agatha Christie character would use 🔍) brushed or sponged onto various papers in a darkened room and left to dry before we layered on the items we wanted to print and then placed out on the cobbles in the "sunshine" for the UV rays to take effect. I used flowers (Bluebells, Lily of the Valley and Poppies) from the garden plus dried Ferns for my prints. A wash in the bath after to remove the excess chemicals, a blow dry with the hairdryer and ta daa - Cyanotype Prints! Oh, and I also learned this is where the term Blue Prints came from before photocopies were available. Mind blown!

#SunnyDundee #LoveDundee #VerdantWorks #DundeeIsNow #VisitScotland #VisitDundee


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Continuing our discussion about history and tourism from last week, here is Episode 53, in which we talk about heritage and industry. We go to #verdantworks #whitneyplantation #tenementmuseum #toweroflondon and #bigpitcoalmuseum
https://soundcloud.com/stateofthetheorypodcast/episode-54-historic-tourism-pt-2-heritage-and-industry


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Springtime kozo
Making paper
Against all this new green 💚
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#kozogami
#paper
#washi
#kozo
#mulberry
#mulberrytree
#mulberrylights
#mulberrythailand
#thaikozo
#kozopaper
#barklace
#verdantworks


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Took Mutha Hudson to the Verdant Works Museum today. Dundee and it’s history of Jute..Amazebails !
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#verdantworks #dundee #listedarchitecture


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Loved spotting this vibrant painted jute sacking dress at Verdant Works in Dundee #GoIndustrial #VerdantWorks #Dundee #jute


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