Thursday, May 20, 2010

European Blue: Woad and Bleu de Lectoure

European Blue: Woad and Bleu de Lectoure
Denise and Henri Lambert
Presentation, Question and Answer

In this lecture Denise Lambert will guide the audience through the history of this colourant and relate how a simple curiosity led to the rediscovery of ancient extraction techniques. The popularity of the colour motivated the Lamberts to found their company Bleu de Lectoure. Through collaboration and enterprise the Lamberts have been able to incorporate natural woad into everything from traditional art supplies and textiles to industrial colourants for plastics, cosmetics, and car paints.

Recorded at the 2009 Maiwa Textile Symposium on October 26, 2009
Posted May 2010