Monday, 25 September 2017

The Calico Printer

My 2x great grandfather's sister, Ann Purdie Falconer Tait was a calico printfield worker in Glasgow in 1859 when she married Robert Sinclair, a calico engraver.  

I didn't know much about calico printing so I looked for more information and found the following books and websites on the subject.

The Calico Printers Association was founded in Britain in 1899 with the merge of 46 textile companies and 13 textile merchants. 

The Dictionary of Dyeing and Calico Printing has recipes for making the colours, so I looked up my favourite colour ... green!

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