In the Making

Turkey Red

Turkey Red describes a process of dyeing cotton with madder plant to produce a red color that is rich, bright, and color-fast. It was widely used in 18th and 19th century Europe, and for many years before that in India and the Middle East.
By re-creating this historical process and color with materials that are local to the Chicago region, I hope to bring attention to the labor and process that it takes to refine raw resources to create the brilliant Turkey Red color.

Other Processes
WELCOME HOME: food processing

– Canning
– Baking
– Drying
– Fermenting


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