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Emily Barnatt

I wanted to make a piece of work that highlights the value of cloth and the time and expertise that would have gone into making even a small piece of cloth, in the Iron Age period. People in the Iron Age culture were very experimental with their clothing and textiles; there is a lot of evidence to suggest their use of natural dyes. I have used Madder root (from the plant Rubia Tinctorum; which translated from Latin means "dyed red") to express the vibrancy of their culture.

Textiles were such an important part of Iron Age culture and unlike modern day garments, their textiles was made to last (for several generations). There was no machinery involved in the manufacturing of their textiles so it had to be sustainable and well made.

Emily Barnatt