As part of its educational series on materials, the Lopez Memorial Museum will hold a workshop on Natural and Synthetic Dyes on January 23, 2013 (Wednesday) from 9 am to 4 pm.
The workshop will center on our country’s rich tradition of extracting and using natural dyes such as those used by ethnic groups like the Ifugao, Itneg, Mandaya, and T’boli –which owned a great tradition in natural dyeing.
Engr. Adela Montalvo, senior research specialist of the Technical Services Division of the Philippine Textile Research Institute under the Department of Science and Technology, will facilitate the workshop. Engr. Montalvo was trained in Europe for dyeing and finishing textile. She also worked at various laboratories such as Bayer Philippines and Hoechst AG to hone her skills in color matching and dyeing of yarns and fabrics.
She will discuss natural dyeing technologies as well as a hands-on process on synthetic dyes. The participants are expected to gain basic technical knowledge on the extraction and application of natural dyes on textiles as well as different types of chemical dyes and dyeing processes. The current usage of synthetic dyes and how these are utilized to improve the means of caring for our tangible cultural heritage will also be discussed.
There are only twenty slots available for the workshop. The workshop fee of Php 2,200.00 will also cover meals, an afternoon snack, and a certificate.
The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays to Saturdays, except holidays, 8am-5pm. For details, call Ethel at 635-9545.