IRP - Hudson Miller
Natural Dyes vs Processed Dyes
WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE EXPERIMENT?
Testing the strength of dyes
The aim of my experiment is to create 3 different natural dyes and compare their strength to processed dyes of the same or similar colour. To test the strength, each sample will be kept outside in the weather for a week and then collected and compared.
The processed dyes will maintain their colour better in the weather over the course of a week.
Research & Reasoning
Reasoning I chose this idea because I was interested in the process of how dyes were manufactured.
Research I researched what plant materials produced a strong pigment and watched documentaries on how to make homemade dyes.
Knives Hot Plates Boiling Water Mould
Practice safe knife techniques (Curling your fingers). Use a suitable knive for the object you are cutting
Wear protective equipment when using hot plates. Check for corrosion / faults before use. Be aware of cooking material
Wear protective equipment when interacting with boiling water. Be cautious about steam and splashing
Use appropriate tools to move the object the object that may be mouldy/has fermented material
The results of the experiment supported the hypothesis. The processed dyes maintained more of their colour compared to the natural dyes.